Recruitment for 2012 North Lake Tahoe-Truckee leadership program begins |

Recruitment for 2012 North Lake Tahoe-Truckee leadership program begins

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TAHOE/TRUCKEE, Calif. and#8212; The North Lake Tahoe-Truckee Leadership Program, embarking on its ninth year, is accepting applications for the 2012 program. This program creates an opportunity for potential leaders to broaden their understanding of the region and its issues, challenges and opportunities, while developing and honing their leadership skills. Since 2004, the program has graduated more than 175 individuals. These alumni are now challenging themselves, serving their employers and the community in active community-building efforts.

Again, the workshops will be led by Shannon Beets, vice president for Institutional Effectiveness and Compliance and Associate Provost at Sierra Nevada College in Incline Village, Nev. Each workshop is integrated with one-half of the time spent on regional issues such as special districts, planning, and nonprofit advocacy; and one-half on leadership skill development such as collaboration, team basics and negotiation.

The program begins in January and ends with a May graduation and consists of five sessions, with optional days where participants will be and#8220;out in the field.and#8221;

and#8220;The quality of leadership in any community is not to be taken for granted. New leaders must be trained, educated and informed,and#8221; said Lynn Saunders, president/CEO of the Truckee Donner Chamber.

and#8220;The organizers of this program have made a commitment to the future and the leadership that is needed to meet the ever increasing demands of our region,and#8221; added Cheri Sprenger, coordinator of the program for the North Tahoe Business Association.

Businesses may support the program by sending an employee to participate in the program. and#8220;Businesses benefit from their involvement by developing well rounded and newly energized employees and ensuring a continuity of leaders eager and able to improve and sustain our region,and#8221; said Kym Fabel, from the North Lake Tahoe Chamber of Commerce. Businesses can also help support the program with a one-day sponsorship for $500.

Information about the program, sponsorships and applications can be found on Interested employers and participants are invited to attend the 2012 Recruitment Breakfast scheduled for Oct. 20, 8:30 a.m. at the Blue Onion Cafe in Kings Beach.

Tuition fee for the Leadership Program is $750; $500 for nonprofit agencies, and covers all expenses of the program including meals and supplies. Partial scholarships are available. Deadline for applications is De. 16 and space is limited. For more information, contact Lynn Saunders at the Truckee Donner Chamber of Commerce at 530-587-8808 or e-mail; Cheri Sprenger at the North Tahoe Business Association at 530-546-9000 or e-mail or Kym Fabel at the North Lake Tahoe Chamber of Commerce at 530-581-8764 or e-mail

The North Lake Tahoe-Truckee Leadership Program is a collaborative project of the Truckee Donner Chamber of Commerce, North Lake Tahoe Chamber of Commerce and the North Tahoe Business Association, in conjunction with Sierra Nevada College, a private four year educational institution with campuses in Incline Village and Las Vegas, Nev.

2012 Program Schedule

Oct. 20, 2011, 8:30-10 a.m., Recruitment Breakfast

$14, Blue Onion Cafe, Kings Beach

October through Dec. 16, Application Review and Participant Interviews

Jan. 26, 2012 and#8211; Day One, Sierra Nevada College

March 1, 2012 and#8211; Day Two

March 29, 2012 and#8211; Day Three

April 26, 2012 and#8211; Day Four

May 31, 2012 and#8211; Final Day and Graduation, North Tahoe Event Center

April 19, 2012 and#8211; and#8220;Editors for a Dayand#8221; Field Trip, Sierra Sun Truckee office


Four and#8216;Dayand#8217; Sponsorships are available for Days 2, 3, 4 and 5. Sponsorships are $500 and include recognition in all press for the 2012 year, acknowledgment in class binder, 15-minute presentation to class and alumni during sponsored day, invitation to Graduation Celebration reception, and the rewards of supporting this valuable program for the Tahoe region.

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