Welcome Reception and Orientation
Friday, August 23, 2013
Class Retreat (Philo)
Friday & Saturday, September 27-28, 2013
Overnight retreat bringing the entire class together to
discuss issues and develop team communication parameters
Natural Resources Day
Friday, October 18, 2013
Changing rural economies...timber to tourism; water and wildlife
issues; lessons from Native peoples; environmental activism
Friday, November 15, 2013
Historic and current County ag products; organic, sustainable and
conventional ag practices; agricultural labor issues; ag research
Business and Community Development
Friday, December 13, 2013
Historic changes in County business and economics; entrepreneurship;
small business; the economics of small business
Friday, January 17, 2014
Existing and future education programs; public vs.
private education; funding issues; success stories
Health and Human Services
Friday, February 21, 2014
Health care issues and concerns; mental health issues
and social services; healthy community programs
Government Day (Ukiah)
Friday, March 21, 2014
Planning and service issues in rural communities; funding, spending
and State mandates; County governmental issues; local jurisdictions;
the court system; current law enforcement issues
Friday, April 18, 2014
An inside view of day-to-day life in this very rural microcosm
where all facets of community are represented
Arts & Tourism
Friday, May 16, 2014
Communication through artistic endeavor; practical aspects of arts
and tourism in a rural environment; the artistic economy
Class Graduation and Alumni Reunion
TBA in May or June, 2014
to find out more about applying for Class XXI.
Past Educational Programs
The Leadership Mendocino program kicks off with an evening Class Orientation in August. This casual mix-and-mingle event offers a chance to meet your fellow classmates and to hear from some Leadership alumni as they offer tips and suggestions on how to get the most out of your class experiences.
Class days for the program are scheduled for the second or third Friday of each month for nine months beginning in September and running through May. The September class is an overnight retreat. The activities at this retreat lay a crucial foundation for the rest of the program; it is therefore the only mandatory attendance class of the program.
And, yes...there will be HOMEWORK. As with many other quality skills development programs, the work that is done outside the class is often the key to getting the most out of the day's speakers and experiences. By completing homework assignments prior to class you will be prepared to take away as much as you can from each session.
Participation in the Leadership Mendocino program also has a price tag beyond the tuition. Each graduating class member is responsible for: 1) completing a community benefit project, either individually or as a group; and 2) assisting with the planning and facilitation of one class day for the following year's Leadership Mendocino participants.