Class of 2024 Information

 

Leadership Evergreen is a non-profit with a Board of Directors and Advisory Board who are an all-volunteer and passionate group of people from all different areas of life. The Board also wants the same diversity for each class. If you have an interest in the Evergreen and surrounding mountain community – meaning you live or work in the Evergreen area – you are invited to apply for this interactive leadership journey! 

 

If you are interested in applying, please click on the two links below for more information and to complete and sign the application and expectations forms. Applications are accepted through November 30, 2023 (date has been extended from October 30.)

Email info@leadershipevergreen.org or leadershipevergreenco@gmail.com if you have any questions.

2024 LE Application & Module Schedule

 

LE Participant Expectations Class of 2024

(Please print and sign as this is a shared document.)

 

A few things to know about Leadership Evergreen modules and projects:

MODULES

There is one module (or class) per month from January through October. In November is the graduation ceremony. The modules are anywhere between 3-8 hours in length. Click on the above link to see more details about the modules. 

ATTENDANCE

The Leadership Evergreen program is highly competitive.  Acceptance into the class should be regarded with pride as there is typically a wait list for individuals who want to participate.  Every effort should be made to attend all modules in their entirety and all meetings related to the planning and execution of the Class Project.  Exceptions will be made only for situations beyond the control of the class member.

PARTICIPATION

The class size is generally limited to 15 people.  Active participation among class members is highly encouraged for maximum results.  Each class will complete a group class project, leaving their legacy with both LE and the mountain communities.  This project may take one to two (1-2) years to complete and require numerous meetings.  Attendance is expected at project planning and project execution meetings unless excused due to circumstances beyond the control of the class member.  See “Class Project” below for additional details.

CLASS MAKE-UP ASSIGNMENT

All modules must be completed to graduate.  If a module is missed, the class member will be responsible for completing a make-up assignment to the satisfaction of the module leader prior to the next scheduled module.  The make-up assignment should be one to three (1-3) pages long commensurate with the length and breadth of the module missed reporting:  1) knowledge of topic of module, 2) potential leadership opportunities in that area, and 3) a personal reflection on the interest of the class member in becoming a future leader in that area.  Each class member is encouraged to form a “buddy” relationship with another class member.  The “buddy” can be used as a resource for module content and provide handouts for reference. Classes that are not made up can result in failure to graduate.  A maximum of two classes may be made-up.  If the class member misses three modules, graduation will be delayed.

CLASS PROJECT

The Class will be expected to collaboratively select, plan, and execute a worthy project to benefit the Foothills Community.  Some planning time will be designated in the Leadership Evergreen calendar; however additional time may be necessary.  It is expected that each class member actively participates in the selection, planning, and execution of the Class Project which could occur during the subsequent year.  This expectation should be seriously considered as the Class Members select the scope of their Class Project.

CONSENSUS BUILDING

One of the learning experiences for Leadership Evergreen class members is the ability to come to consensus on decisions regarding community issues, class projects and challenges presented in leadership development.  Respect of the values and opinions of fellow class members is expected at all times.

DRESS

Unless otherwise noted by the module leader, dress for Leadership Evergreen functions is Foothills Community casual.

ALCOHOL CONSUMPTION

There will be some class modules that are held at local businesses and restaurants.  After the first mixer in January, no consumption of alcohol is permitted during the regular module program.  There will be designated social times following the modules.

MODULE EVALUATIONS

Completion of class modules includes finishing a module survey.  After each module, the module leader will email you once the survey items for that topic have been posted.  Evaluations assist the Board in determining future class module information so they are an important part of decision-making for the Leadership Evergreen Board of Directors.