Leadership is designed as a yearlong program. Ten individual sessions are scheduled, with a combination of full-day, half-day and evening programs. A multi-day field trip is also an integral part of the program. Most sessions last 6 hours. Experts on public policy, politics and critical thinking help participants frame community issues and discuss potential solutions. Lectures, group discussions, field trips and experiential "hands on" learning is used throughout the program.

The curriculum features:

  • Group Building & Problem Solving
  • Community Overview, Orientation & History
  • Local Government, Legal & Infrastructure
  • Planning, Development & Growth Management Issues
  • Tourism & Economic Development
  • Issues Forums: Affordable Housing, Environment, Open Space, Recreation, Arts and others
  • Diversity Training
  • Ethical Leadership
  • Community Organizations & Citizen Participation
  • Leadership Skill Training: Motivation, Empowerment, Conflict Resolution, Communication
  • Field Trip: Experiential Learning
  • Class Service Project benefiting the Summit County community in some way