Leadership Livermore Graduation, June 2011

Leadership Livermore Graduation, June 2011

If you have ever wanted to get a behind-the-scenes look at some of Livermore’s inner workings like law enforcement, city government or our school system, climb a fire ladder up to a third story window or feel the power in your hands when aiming a fire hose maybe you should check out the Leadership Livermore program?

If you’ve wanted to get a tour of Lawrence Livermore National Laboratories to see first-hand what the giant NIF laser looks like or learn how wine is made at our wonderful wineries, the Leadership Livermore class will give you these up close and personal looks into our wonderful city, and so much more.

But you need to hurry, because registration is about to close. The program starts in just a couple weeks.

Leadership Livermore Program

The Livermore Chamber of Commerce limits each year’s class to 25 participants. It gave the lucky few participants an up-close look into areas that most of us never get to see.

Karen Long, from Wells Fargo said, “This was the most informative program that I have ever taken. The variety of each month was well rounded in all fields of business, government and arts. This gave me the knowledge of things going on in the city that I never knew existed.”

Once a month, from September through May, participants of the Leadership Livermore program spend a day learning from different people and touring facilities around the city. On Government Day, the group even takes a bus trip to Sacramento to meet with our representative in the state and tour the capitol.

Do you like networking with other leaders? The program is a fantastic way to meet and get to know leaders and business owners in the community, and broaden the connections you already have. If you’re a new business owner, and employee or just someone who wants to learn more, everyone benefits.

Gloria Jam, from LARPD said, “The program is a valuable resource to the community and creates an increased understanding of salient social, economic and cultural aspects of the Tri-Valley. It has offered a multitude of networking opportunities and offered a new way of interacting with the community.”

Leadership Livermore Curriculum

Here is a quick summary of the Leadership program includes:

  • Leadership Journey (Day 1) – Hear about local Livermore history and experience aspects of the city you might have never known before.
  • Local Government Day – Learn how the city works behind the scenes, and have lunch with Mayor Marshall Kamena. You’ll participate in a mock city council meeting with a real issue facing the city.
  • Education Day – Speakers from the Livermore Valley Joint Unified School District will talk about the curriculum, fiscal issues and give an overview of the district. A tour of Las Positas College concludes the day.
  • Safety and Judicial Law Day – You’ll have the rare opportunity to spend the day with your local firefighters and police officers. Afterwards, tour the Alameda County courtroom and watch the judge preside over some actual cases, tour the jail and get insight into our judicial system.
  • National Lab Day – Get a glimpse of what happens inside the walls of the laboratories that give Livermore so much publicity around the world.
  • State Government Day – The class will take a field trip to Sacramento to meet with the area’s Assemblyperson and State Senator. After a tour of the Capital building you sit in on a committee meeting or a meeting of legislature.
  • Viticulture and Agriculture Day – Explore The Livermore Valley Wine Country and the history of agriculture and viticulture in Livermore. You will tour wineries, have conversations with the winemakers and understand the production of olive oil in Livermore.
  • Big Business Day – Learn about some distinctive businesses located in Livermore and tour multiple large business campuses throughout the city that are truly unique.
  • Health and Human Resources Day – Learn about health and human service programs in the Livermore area, along with visits to the various agencies. You will see how essential these services are to the overall health of the community.

To find out more or get signed up, visit the Leadership Livermore page on the  Livermore Chamber website or call Martha Espinoza at 925-447-1606.