Recruitment for 2013 Leadership Program begins |

Recruitment for 2013 Leadership Program begins

TAHOE/TRUCKEE, Calif. – The North Lake Tahoe-Truckee Leadership Program, celebrating its 10th year anniversary, is now accepting applications for the 2013 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 200 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, executive vice president/provost at Sierra Nevada College in Incline Village. Each workshop is integrated with one-half of the time spent on regional issues such as health and education, planning for the future, 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 “out in the field” getting a close-up view of issues and challenges facing our community and how various agencies work.

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

“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,” added Cheri Sprenger, coordinator of the program.

Businesses can support the program and show their commitment to the community by sending an employee to participate in the program. “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,” said Sandy Evans-Hall, CEO / executive director of the North Lake Tahoe Chamber of Commerce/CVB/Resort Association. 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

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 Dec. 15 and space is limited.

For more information visit Contact Saunders at 530-587-8808 or; or Joy M Doyle at the North Tahoe Business Association at 530-546-9000 or e-mail; or Hall at 530-581-8764 or e-mail

About the program

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

Schedule as follows:

November through Dec. 17, application review and participant interviews

Jan. 24, 2013 – Day One, Sierra Nevada College

Feb. 28, March 28, April 18 and May 23, 2013, final day and graduation, North Tahoe Event Center (tentative dates)

Four sponsorships are available for Day 2, 3, 4 and 5. Sponsorships are $500 and include recognition in all press for the 2013 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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