We are currently accepting applications for Cohort XXIII!
Become a part of a diverse network of leaders working to make Ventura County even better.
The application process for the 2017/2018 Ventura County Leadership Academy (Cohort XXIII) is open. Submit your application to join Cohort XXIII by May 31st.
Please share this information with those who might be interested in participating in next year’s Leadership Academy. The curriculum dates are as follows:
2017/-2018 Cohort XXIII Curriculum Dates
Cohort Mixer – September 7, 2017
First Session – September 15, 2017
Second Session – October 13, 2017
Third Session – November 17, 2017
Fourth Session – December 7, 2017
Fifth Session – January 12, 2018
Sixth Session – February 9, 2018
Seventh Session – Sacramento – February 25-27, 2018
Eighth Session – April 13, 2018
Ninth Session – May 4, 2018
Graduation – May 10, 2018
Curriculum subjects include, but are not limited to: public safety, social services & healthcare, local government & the legislative process, education, transportation, water & agriculture, economics, and arts and culture.
What is the Ventura County Leadership Academy? Ventura County Leadership Academy (VCLA) leads a diverse group of community members, called a Cohort, on a year-long journey to learn more about leadership and our region, Ventura County.
VCLA provides cohort members with unique access to top community leaders charged with addressing the current and critical issues facing our County. This program informs, engages, connects and inspires individuals who have a desire for contributing to the betterment of Ventura County.
Our Leadership Academy is unique in that we encompass the entire County region in our scope of learning, broadening the focus beyond our immediate communities into a holistic view and approach to solving problems.
We take diversity seriously and actively seek both cohorts and leaders from all areas of the Ventura County region geographically, with an eye to be inclusive to different ages, races, backgrounds. We work with any and all sectors of public and private groups, including: business, government, education, public and human service organization and the non-profit arena.
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