Northwest NEWS

July 19, 1999

Local News

Leadership class announced for September

   The Leadership Institute is now accepting applications for its eight-month community leadership development program. If you live or work in East King County, care about your local community, want to learn leadership skills and know more about Eastside issues, you'll want to consider this opportunity.

   The mission of Leadership Institute is to create strong communities by developing effective and principled leaders. It achieves its mission by offering a program each year that will start this year on September 30 and graduate a class in May 2000. It involves two overnight retreats (October and January) and eight Leadership Challange Days held approximately every three weeks on Thursdays.

   The curriculum includes skill development, issue awareness, and personal leadership development. Community action projects are the laboratory where these skills are applied, where the process of shared leadership in a safe environment is experienced, and where tangible beneficial results of the community emerge.

   Tuition is $850. The participant must pay $100 and the employer can pay the balance. Partial scholarships are available. Ethnic, racial, and economic diversity in the class are important.

   Call Director Ann Stillwater at 425-869-6009 for a brochure. Visit the website at or send e-mail to