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September 18, 2012 > Apply for Leadership Hayward

Apply for Leadership Hayward

Submitted By Hayward Chamber of Commerce

Applications are now being accepted for the 22nd class of Leadership Hayward. The Leadership Hayward program develops future community leaders who are knowledgeable about the greater Hayward area and concerned about its well-being. Leadership Hayward provides a unique opportunity for participants to increase their understanding of Hayward's complex social and economic issues. Participants are exposed to the challenges facing Hayward's leaders and how they, as individuals, may respond. Participants are challenged to learn about and experience leadership by evaluating issues, leaders and solutions; challenging viewpoints; provoking thought; examining leadership styles; and understanding the process of consensus.

Leadership Hayward features eight monthly, one-day sessions from November through June. Each session focuses on a general topic presented by experts. Topics include team building, heritage and cultural awareness; economic and public policy; community design and transportation; health and human services; education; arts and recreation; public safety and disaster preparedness; and public facilities.

Participants receive Continuing Education/professional development credit from California State University, East Bay. The June graduation luncheon coincides with the mayor's State of the City Address and is attended by local and state elected officials and other dignitaries.

Tuition for each participant is $800. This covers meals, materials, and certification. Fees may be paid by the individual, an employer or a sponsoring organization. Participants are encouraged to seek tuition assistance from civic and professional organizations. There may be partial scholarship assistance.

Obtain the brief application form from the Hayward Chamber of Commerce, located at 22561 Main Street. Call (510) 537-2424 for information or e-mail susanoc@hayward.org for assistance.

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