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Are you interested in developing new leadership skills, learning about the greater Napa Valley, expanding your network and becoming a leader in the valley? Apply to be part of the next Leadership Napa Valley class.

IMPORTANT DATES | Application Process

NEXT UP: CLASS 36 - 2023

February  1st:  Application Period Opens
February and March: Information Sessions

Register Here: 

https://leadershipnapavalley.org/Events/

April 21st:  Application deadline
May 6th:  Candidate Interviews 
June (date TBA):  Class 36 participants announced

Application Form:

 https://forms.gle/FZGYPNrQZWwx5eMD7

What are the goals of Leadership Napa valley?

  • 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.

What does an LNV Class do? 

  • Your class meets 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 small-group Practicum Project that will 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 and meeting times.
  • Sample past projects included: Downtown Murals, Hands Across the Valley, and the Napa Valley Give Guide.

FAQ | APPLYING

Who should apply?

If you're interested in developing new leadership skills, learning about the greater Napa Valley, expanding your network and becoming a leader in the valley, YOU should apply!

How much does it cost?

Tuition is $1650 and, if you are accepted into the class, you are required to pay $200 personally, even if your employer sponsors you.

When do classes start?

Class typically starts in September with a 2-day orientation.

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. 

LEADERSHIP NAPA VALLEY

PO Box 686O. Box 636

Napa, CA 94559

info@leadershipnapavalley.org

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