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"The growth and development of people is the highest calling of a leader."

John Maxwell

2019 CLS Applications Available!

Applications for the Community Leadership Series Class of 2019 are now being accepted. Deadline for submission is May 25, 2018.

Community Leadership Series

Be Prepared

The Community Leadership Series, LHA’s core program established in 1987, is a 9-month, 100+ hour educational & experiential course that explores these “systems” that affect the quality of life in the Capital Region.

  • Arts, Culture & Recreation
  • Economic Development
  • Human Services
  • Healthcare
  • Justice & Public Safety
  • Education
  • Government

The Community Leadership Series also overviews the history of the Capital Region, demographics, challenges, and opportunities.  In terms of professional development, CLS includes a temperament assessment; project management applications; an overview of community service as a professional development tool; and an introduction to the principles and applications of Servant Leadership.

In addition to attending an overnight retreat and monthly sessions, participants are required to volunteer on a pre-screened and selected Team Project for a local nonprofit organization with the objective to learn new, and strengthen existing, skill sets that will improve both job performance as well as future community service efforts.

The Community Leadership Series accepts applications from January through May of each new year. Forty participants, on average, are selected through a competitive process and notified of their acceptance in June. The course runs annually from September through May.

Community Leadership Series

Be Prepared