Successful communities require the stewardship of broad-minded, well educated, forward thinking individuals acting in unity to promote the cumulative interests of a greater goal. As leadership, at its core, starts at the individual level – the “Foundations of Leadership” day kicks off the program with an assessment of each participant’s leadership style, and how to leverage this understanding into the ability to lead at a broader community level. The day includes an historical perspective of the San Ramon Valley and a review of the unified vision that was created by previous community leaders. Intermixed throughout the day are opportunities for developing relationships with other program participants and building the foundations for a strong sense of team and group identity.
The retreat takes place in the hills above Alamo, sheltered from the hustle and bustle of town. It is an opportunity for class members to get to know one another on a more personal level, beyond the traditional boundaries of communication. Team building exercises focus on fundamental team development skills, empowerment, and the creation of synergy and trust among the class participants. Westminster Retreat, Alamo