Leadership Today is designed to develop knowledgeable, skilled, committed, and active community leaders. Participants in this nationally recognized, award-winning leadership program come together from diverse backgrounds, experience, and perspectives. They meet monthly to expand core business and community leadership competencies while learning about themselves, each other, their community, and how to positively impact their society. Graduates form lasting connections with each other, create valuable links to civic and business leaders and join an elite group of individuals within the community. The year begins with the Leadership Retreat where participants lay a solid foundation for effective teamwork and exemplary leadership. They also begin the process of identifying where they, as a team, will focus to create a project designed to benefit the community in a strategic, significant, and ongoing way. From the retreat participants will embark on a leadership journey that not only develops in them core leadership competencies, but provides access and insight into the community in ways they have not had before.
The year ends with the Leadership Advance where participants will chart their own unique course in community leadership and reflect on their journey in the program. The day and year will end in a spirit of celebration as graduates, surrounded by family and colleagues are formally presented to the community. The Leadership Vacaville curriculum is comprised of two parts: classroom learning and community field visits.
Applicants are sought from all sectors of the community with priority given to those who either live or work in and around the community of Vacaville. In order to receive the status of a Graduate of Leadership Vacaville participants must actively contribute to the team project, attend the Leadership Retreat, all leadership learning sessions, and the Leadership Advance. If a participant is unable to attend a session they may make it up the following year. In addition the program includes optional in-between session community participation activities. To receive the entire benefit of the program, full participation is necessary.
CURRENT CLASS 2013
Colleen Knight – NorthBay Healthcare
Tracey Marshal – NorthBay Healthcare
Chris Polen – Vacaville Police Department
Richard Toebe – Kappel & Kappel
Gigi Warshawsky – Dish It Up Catering
James Haskell – Gaw Van Male
Lisa Ringelman – Cavanagh Ringelman CPA
Laura Guerrero – First Northern Bank
Ciandra Barber – Genentech
Jackie Breedon – USAF
Cathy Mcginnis – Alza