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What is Leadership Oakland
Founded to offer Oakland’s current and future leadership the opportunity to gain an in depth understanding of the role leadership plays in our city, the purpose of Leadership Oakland is three-fold:
1) LO provides participants with a working knowledge of the City of Oakland. Participants receive a first hand view of the range of private businesses, public agencies, nonprofit organizations, and elected offices that make up the economic and political engine that drives Oakland.
2) LO builds a network of colleagues with similar interests from diverse business and personal backgrounds. This network often serves participants in both professional and personal networking opportunities well after graduation.
3) LO gives participants the know-how to serve on City Boards and Commissions as well as the boards of non-profit organizations active in Oakland. Graduates of the program are provided avenues of opportunity and encouraged to assume leadership roles.
With the knowledge, network, and know-how acquired through Leadership Oakland, graduates gain the skills and contacts to move forward to help lead our city into the future.
Expose participants to a breadth of opportunities and information about the City of Oakland.
Provide opportunities to meet key local leaders and other community and or business minded individuals.
Motivate community participation and effective leadership.
Identify potential candidates for city and non-profit boards and commissions.
Exposure to resources, opportunities, challenges and issues facing Oakland
Network with fellow classmates while sharing perspectives and learning from others
Interaction and contact with community decision-makers in business, government and nonprofit organizations.
Assistance with placement on city and non-profit boards and commissions.
Continuing Education Units from California State University East Bay.
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