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Leadership Newberg

Leadership Newberg exposed me to the incredible breadth of industries and resources that make our community strong, while also providing ample opportunity to expand my professional network, increase my social capital, and enhance my personal leadership. It was an investment that continues to pay dividends for both me and my employer years later.
Robby Larson, Director of Gift Development, George Fox University
The local leaders that Leadership Newberg recruits to present topics are truly amazing. There were so many ‘light bulb’ moments and I think everyone who cares about this community should participate in Leadership Newberg.”
Heath Cornick, Financial Advisor, Edward Jones
Leadership Newberg is designed to develop a source of informed, civic-oriented leaders who are interested in helping direct the future of the Chehalem Valley and Yamhill County.
  • TO FORM a core of leaders, motivated and skilled, prepared to take charge of community projects.
  • TO PROMOTE understanding and cooperation among individuals from diverse segments of the community who will influence the area’s future direction.
  • TO PROVIDE a forum for interaction between the experienced leadership of today and the knowledgeable and motivated leaders of tomorrow.
Now in its 26th year, Leadership Newberg requires a two-year commitment. The first year is comprised of day-long sessions, scheduled September through May. Each month participants will learn about leadership in various roles. You will have the opportunity to hear from people recognized in the community as leaders, those who make things happen. Sessions may include various speakers, tours, active class participation and transportation. Lunch and snacks are always provided.

After the first year is completed, class participants become the Steering Committee and Leadership for the following year’s incoming class. This is the second phase of the two-year commitment. Graduation for your class will be celebrated in June.

SCHEDULE

LEADERSHIP KICKOFF RETREAT (Mandatory) ~ September
Setting the stage. Meet and mix with fellow participants at Tilikum Retreat Center. Explore the concept of leadership through team exercises. Be inspired by community leaders.

GOVERNMENT: CITY & COUNTY ~ October
Study about government responsibility, funding, involvement and leadership. You will have opportunity to engage in mock activities.

EDUCATION ~ November
Validate education as an important community benefit. Discover learning options and accessibility to programs, as well as the costs and benefits of education.

HEALTH CARE & HUMAN SERVICES ~ December
A day that includes developing an awareness of the challenges and needs in the community. You will become familiar with the agencies that provide health and human services to the community while learning about the type and level of individual and community support necessary to address the needs in Yamhill County.

BUSINESS & INDUSTRY ~ January
Examine the importance of business & industry in a community. Look at where we work and factors causing growth and change in Newberg.

STATE GOVERNMENT ~ February
Learn how the State of Oregon influences our city and county and what services it provides.

HISTORY & TOURISM ~ March
Learn about the history of the Chehalem Valley and the early pioneers that made the area their home. Learn about the growth of tourism in our community as more and more people discover Oregon’s Wine Country.

NATURAL RESOURCES & ENVIRONMENTAL DAY ~ April
Designed to investigate the impact of growth on our natural resources and the environment. Learn about the “green” business practices from
local business.

COMMUNITY SERVICE / PLANNING DAY ~ May
Learn how to become involved in the community. Help develop next year’s agenda, as this class becomes the next Steering Committee. It’s your turn to facilitate and put your leadership tools to work!

APPLICATION & NOMINATION

Leadership Newberg is limited to a group of 20 participants. Participants may apply individually or be sponsored by any community agency, group or company.

The tuition fee of $450 (Chamber members; $620 for non-members) covers the cost of class materials, meals, some transportation, speaker honorariums and administration of the program.

Applications must be received by August 10th.

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