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Leadership Little Traverse Schedule

Requirements for Leadership Little Traverse include attendance at nine dynamic, interactive all-day sessions; participation in an ongoing mentorship program; and in a class-wide community service project. The exit requirement is the development of a personal leadership plan.

Schedule for all sessions:

  • 8:00 to 8:30 am - Continental Breakfast
  • 8:30 to 12:00 pm - Morning Session
  • 12:00 to 1:00 pm - Lunch
  • 1:00 to 4:30 pm - Afternoon Session


Session 1 - Building A Team

September 10 & 11, 2014

Evening picnic with an overnight stay followed by a day of active learning at Camp Daggett. Objective: Participants will be oriented to the LLT Program and their fellow classmates. They will then build the class as a team through 'challenge by choice' activities that strengthen trust and enhance personal growth.

Session 2 - Local Government

October 9, 2014

Objective: To explore the services, roles, limits of, and access to governments in our communities. Participants will interact with appointed and elected officials and see local governmental projects. They will participate in a public meeting and experience the judicial process.

Session 3 - The Past, The Present, The Future...And You!

November 13, 2014

Objective: To have a good understanding of the people, the resources, and the transporation that shaped our area. Identify the strengths and weaknesses of our communities today and develop a vision for their future. The class will also examine their individual strengths and the strengths of others.

Session 4 - Education

December 11, 2014

Objective: To explore the formal, informal, and non-traditional educational opportunities within our communities and understand the challenges and successes of our educational institutions. Participants will also sharpen their public presentation skills.

Session 5 - Human Services

January 8, 2015

Objective: Participants will have an increased sensitivity to the human needs in our communities and will now the array of human services available and how to access those services. The session will foster in each participant a deeper understanding of their leadership style and how to use leadership to create a more caring community.

Session 6 - The Economy

February 12, 2015

Objective: To see first-hand a local, job-providing manufacturing facility and understand the impact of those jobs on our communities. Participants will know our top economic sectors and the agencies that lead the region's economic development efforts. They will also learn conflict-resolution skills in the context of the workplace.

Session 7 - Creativity & Ethics

March 14, 2015

Objective: In this two-part session, participants will understand how to utilize the creative process and the ethical decision-making process as important tools for leadership growth.

Session 8 - Environment

April 9, 2015

Objective: To give participants an awareness of the environmental challenges of the area while strengthening the understanding of the link between our quality of life and economic stability. Participants will tour various environmental agencies and an area farm while learning the role they all play in maintaining our environmental balance.

Session 9 - Where Do We Go From Here?

May 14, 2015

Objective: Participants will plan and share their future leadership roles and personal growth strategies beyond Leadership Little Traverse.

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