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LSC’s annual program offers an experiential learning environment in which diverse individuals come together to examine regional issues, build valuable cross-sector relationships, and develop their leadership capacity. With increased knowledge, leadership development, and an expanded network, participants can begin to deepen their engagement in the community and within their organizations in more strategic and impactful ways.

Our curriculum includes three main components: 

Topical Program Sessions & Field Experiences
Our topical program session and field experiences explore the critical issues and opportunities that exist across the region in areas such as economic development, education, environment, arts & culture, government, public health, criminal justice, and news & media. Topical information is presented by local leaders and experts in their fields, providing participants direct exposure and powerful connections. Learning becomes real as participants engage in hands-on experiences and visit regionally significant locations.

Leadership Development
Participants develop leadership skills through the Positive Leadership curriculum. Grounded in the principles of positive psychology and drawing from social science research and leadership theory, our curriculum provides participants a thought-provoking roadmap for honing the capacities necessary to become more effective leaders in both their community and organizations.

To expand upon their personal development, LSC participants take the Clifton StrengthsFinder assessment to identify their unique talents. Over the course of the program, participants learn how to leverage and apply their talents into tangible benefits through the Talent2Strength framework.

Community Action Projects
Each year, LSC partners with local nonprofit and public organizations on project that address important organizational and community needs. LSC’s Community Action Projects provide class members a meaningful leadership development experience that strengthen team and project management skills, while providing local organizations added capacity, hands-on assistance, new skills, and valuable connections.

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