BEGIN YOUR LEADERSHIP JOURNEY!
The Leadership Institute of South Puget Sound is an opportunity for current and emerging leaders to engage with the business community and elected officials while developing leadership skills, linking with a mentor, and interacting with exemplary leaders.
The program explores leadership development, assesses leadership strengths and weaknesses, provides opportunities to learn from local leaders who contribute to the vitality of our community, and offers visits to local organizations at the heart of our regional business community.
Why your employees need leadership training?
Managers who are trained to become effective leaders can increase the overall productivity of your workforce. Good leaders can better provide instruction to staff, assess problems, provide creative solutions and manage challenges.
Why is investing in leadership important?
Valuable outcomes such as increasing revenue, changing culture, or leading transformation start with leaders who have the skills to take the right actions. Companies that invest in their leaders can expect to become more competitive, better able to attract and retain talent, and more likely to have long-term success.
Nov 1st, 2023 start - March 13th, 2024 end
(November 1, 15, 29, December 13, January 3, 17, 31, February 14, 28, March 13)
8 am - 4 pm / lunch provided
Bi-weekly Sessions - 8 am - 12 noon
with full-day field trip session (TBD based on scheduling)
CLOSING SESSION & GRADUATION LUNCHEON
8 am - 4 pm / lunch provided – plus one guest per graduate invitation for lunch
Vice President - Green River College Advancement
Executive Director - Green River College Foundation
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PROGRAM HIGHLIGHTS & BENEFITS
> Learn leadership skills and build your personalized leader development plan> Engage in assessments to learn your strengths and opportunities for growth
> Connect with a designated mentor who is an alumnus of the program or a member
of the Auburn Area Chamber of Commerce board of directors
> Meet exemplary leaders who impact our business community
> Interact with other current and emerging leaders
> Increase your knowledge of the region, leaders and decision-making processes
> Access a network of program alumni to guide individual, business and community problem-solving
> Visit organizations that add to the vitality of our region
> Craft your personal Call to Action for engaging as a leader in our community.
WHAT DO PAST GRADUATES HAVE TO SAY?
The Leadership Institute of South Puget Sound provided me with a broader understanding of leadership styles. As a result, I have been provided incredible opportunities to grow as a professional and participate in regional projects and processes that will impact several generations.
Kelly Peterson - City Liaison to Sound Transit, City of Kent (Class of 2010)
The Leadership Institute opened my eyes to the connections between private and public entities and how we can work together to make a better community.
Virginia Griesbach - Corrections Sergeant, City of Kent (Class of 2012)
The Leadership Institute provided me with the opportunity to define my leadership style. This was a tremendous building block in my life, knowing that others viewed me as a leader, when I didn't feel that at all. Since my graduation, I have been the President of our Kiwanis Club in Auburn twice.
Tawnya McLavey - Manager of International Visitiors Program, Green River College (Class of 2014)
The Leadership Institute provides an opportunity for existing and future leaders to focus on learning and improving key skills. Quality leadership doesn't just happen; it's a learned skill that takes commitment and dedication to learn over time.
Terry Davis - Senior Director of External/Government Affairs, Comcast (Class of 2008)
The Leadership Institute was a great experience. The people that I met are local, and I still run into many of them on a reg
ular basis around the community. I also got to learn various aspects about local business, transportation, and government directly from those involved in it. It was fun, and I learned a lot and would recommend it to anyone who is involved in their community and/or business and wants to grow and learn.
Garrett Haynes - Owner, Alpine Ridge Insurance Agency (Class of 2016)
BUSINESS SPONSORSHIP OPPORTUNITIES
INSTITUTE LEADER - $10,000
Helps fund scholarship opportunities, student curriculum materials, and class projects.
Company logo on all marketing materials
Speaking opportunity at one of the sessions and graduation
Logo on student graduation gift and certificate
Logo on social media cover photos
INSTITUTE PARTNER - $2,500
Helps fund session transportation, lunch, and student materials.
Company logo on all session print and digital marketing
Speaking opportunity at one of the sessions or graduation luncheon
Social media recognition and advertisement
INSTITUTE SUPPORTER - $1,500
Helps fund the 2020 Leadership Session and scholarships.
Company logo on Leadership Institute webpage
Speaking opportunity at one of the class sessions and graduation
Company advertisement presented with reading materials to the class
SESSION LUNCH SPONSOR - $500
Funds one session lunch provided to the class.
Company logo on Leadership Institute webpage
Luncheon sponsored by signage
Speaking opportunity at one of the class sessions
To further discuss sponsorship opportunities, email [email protected].
CONGRATULATIONS CLASS OF 2023 GRADUATES
Natalie Barbero | Green River College
Jeffery Bender | City of Auburn
Mark Bjork | City of Auburn
Chris Burger | City of Auburn Police Department
Elizabeth Butchko | The Outlet Collection
Ellie Chowen | Auburn Area Chamber of Commerce
Jenn Francis | City of Auburn
Octavio Garcia-Ruiz | Green River College
Jason Karki | Orion Industries
Vince Konkler | City of Auburn
Aleksey Koshman | City of Auburn
Keegan O’Connor | Green River College
Rick Olson | Valley Regional Fire Authority
Shawn Percell | Green River College
Hannah Scholl | City of Auburn
Stephanie Vondrak | City of Auburn
Kathleen Wong | City of Auburn
LEADERSHIP INSTITUTE PROGRAM PARTNERS
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