The specific goals of Leadership Napa Valley are:
- Develop leadership skills of a diverse group of current and future leaders in Napa Valley.
- Educate current and future leaders about a broad range of community programs, processes, needs, and issues. Introduce emerging leaders to each other and to the current leadership of the Napa Valley.
- Encourage informed individuals to serve in community leadership positions.
- Seek diversity – in terms of culture, ethnicity, gender, geography, socio-economics, and professions – in each LNV class in order to reflect the true nature of the community.
Who should apply?
If you aspire to a leadership role in the Napa Valley, YOU SHOULD!!
What does an LNV Class do?
- Your class meets a total of 14 days over 9 months to learn about a topic related to leadership in the Napa Valley.
- Topics include: Tourism, Agriculture, Criminal Justice, Business, Government, Human Services, Arts, Education and much more!
- You will participate in group activities to learn more about YOUR COMMUNITY!
- You will complete a group practicum project that may require additional hours.
- You will take part in small group exercises that help you learn for yourself and learn from each other.
- You will engage in candid conversations with current leaders that will present the opportunity to challenge the process.
What is a Practicum Project?
- A project that supports or benefits the community.
- You will be placed on a team with 5-7 class members.
- Your team will pick the project.
- Sample projects include: Downtown Murals, Hands Across the Valley, and Napa County Visitor Profile.
What do I need to do to apply?
- Demonstrate a high level of interest in the Napa Valley.
- Aspire to serve on boards or fill other leadership roles in the Valley and in your own vocation.
- Have a strong likelihood of remaining in the Napa Valley for at least five years after completion of the program.
- Have the full endorsement from your employer and make a personal commitment to attend all sessions.
- Be ready for a challenge – getting into the program is competitive, but it’s worth it.
How much does it cost?
Tuition is $1,495, and if you are accepted into Class 33, you are required to pay a minimum of $200 personally, even if you apply for a scholarship or your employer pays your tuition.