October 17, 2018

On Leadership and Exploring the Deep Sea

Seven years ago, I was a member of Cohort XVII. It was during our session on education that our director asked for volunteers for the position of cohort representative. It sounded like a fantastic opportunity, but I was afraid to raise my hand. I would need to be elected by these fellow cohort members I was just getting to know. The last time I had run for anything was in high school, and I lost that election pretty badly. Being the cohort rep would mean attending the organization’s monthly board meetings, reporting out on our progress, and offering feedback. It would meanContinue reading

Cohort XXIII Reflections

By Nerissa Stacey, Communications Strategist, Mustang Marketing

It seems like only yesterday that I took my seat at Camp Arnaz for Cohort XXIII’s very first session. I remember looking around the room at a sea of unfamiliar faces, not sure what to expect but excited to find out. And now I’m preparing to sit among my fellow cohorts — no longer unfamiliar faces, but instead cherished new friends — at graduation as we conclude Continue reading

November 2, 2017

Take Two – The Creation of “GOAT”

By Eva Gomez, Director of Annual Giving and Special Gifts, California State University Channel Islands

It seemed like just yesterday that VCLA Cohort XXIII had gotten together for their first highly anticipated meeting.  As we all arrived for our second meeting, the anticipation and anxiety over what to expect had long disappeared.  Instead, we were hugging, laughing and looking forward to Continue reading

August 31, 2017

Ventura County Leadership Academy Announces Cohort XXIII

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:
August 9, 2017

CONTACT:
Michael L. Paule
Ventura County Leadership Academy
4001 Mission Oaks Blvd. Suite E
Camarillo, CA 93012
(818) 355-2570
info@VCLeadership.org
www.vcleadership.org

The Ventura County Leadership Academy (VCLA), founded in 1994, delivers on its mission of “connecting people and issues to strengthen our county” by developing, educating and inspiring Continue reading