Applications are now being accepted for Leadership Santa Clara 2013, a course beginning in January that prepares individuals interested in becoming community leaders.
Sessions are generally held on the second Thursday of each month from February through June, with two additional sessions in January and an evening graduation ceremony/reception in mid-June. Classes are held at a variety of Santa Clara business locations, offering students an opportunity to visit a range of local organizations. Class sessions begin at 8:30 a.m. and conclude at 4:30 p.m.
Top-notch speakers cover a wide range of topics including governance, business climate, transportation, media, diversity, arts and culture, environment, volunteerism, health care and human/community services. Full days are devoted to public safety and education. Skill-building sessions focus on working with the media, public presentation skills, team building, meeting management, and ethics.
Tuition is $750, and students may have up to 90% of their tuition covered by their employer. Scholarships are available.
For more information, call Leadership Santa Clara Program Coordinator Scott Summerfield at 925-249-9320, email him at firstname.lastname@example.org, or contact the City Manager's Office at 408-615-2210. Application for the 2013 Leadership Santa Clara session is posted at http://santaclaraca.gov/index.aspx?page=1070.