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Leadership Institute for Just and Resilient Communities



1364 N. McDowell Blvd
Petaluma, CA 94953

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Ignite Your Leadership Potential

We are pleased to announce that applications are now being accepted for the 2019-2020 Leadership Institute for Just and Resilient Communities (previously the Leadership Institute for Ecology and the Economy).


FINAL application deadline is June 2nd for our Fall 2019 Class

This unique leadership development program is designed to meet the need for effective and connected leaders who can promote systems level change to create a better future for all.

  • Clarify your purpose and strengths
  • Embody the change you want to see
  • Build your capacity for Civic Engagement
  • Practice tools for Collective Leadership
  • Meet inspiring change makers
  • Join a 500+ Fellows Network

Classes meet once a month for 10 months, establishing genuine relationships and a system of support with a diverse array of cross-sector leaders, graduating into a network of 500+ Fellows.

This is an exceptional opportunity to develop your leadership skills, broaden your cross-sector network, and expand your understanding of local solutions to current issues facing our community.

Each cohort is made up of a mixture of government, business, and nonprofit participants, creating a unique setting for rich group discussion as we apply systems thinking to focus our impact and efforts around the solutions that will best benefit this and future generations.

“The Institute helped me to think about public policy in different ways—to connect issues together in a more holistic approach and to learn more progressive and satisfying ways to solve policy challenges such as affordable housing, transportation and community development.”

-- Susan Gorin, 1st District County Supervisor, Fellow 2002

The Graduates Fellows Network

Graduates of the program join an engaged network of change-makers, from state and local elected officials, to business entrepreneurs, non profit thought leaders and more. The Fellows Network, composed of more than 500 Leadership Institute graduates, gives access to seasonal networking events, ongoing education and more.

FINAL application deadline is June 2nd for our Fall 2019 Class


Please reach out to Kerry Fugett for more information, or call 707-789-9664.


Systems Thinking Analysis
Systems Thinking Analysis
Unique Solutions
Unique Solutions
Hands-On Tours
Hands-On Tours
Thought Provoking Discussions
Thought Provoking Discussions
Inspired Leaders Take Action
Inspired Leaders Take Action


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