Leadville Summer Course Shares Leadership Tools
by Brennan Ruegg, Leadville Today contributor
How does a citizen effect change in their community? What does it take to lead a team to the completion of its goals? Where can one get a solid start becoming involved in a town like Leadville?
The Family Leadership Training Institute (FLTI) of Lake County seeks to answer these pertinent questions and others, during a 20-week course hosted by the Dept. of Health and Human Services. Classes will begin on May 23 and run every Monday until October, from 5:30 p.m. to 9 p.m., held at Margaret J. Pitts Elementary School.
FLTI is funded by the Colorado Trust, Full Circle of Lake County, and Lake County Build a Generation, who grant scholarships valuing $2500 to each of thirty accepted applicants as program tuition. Beginning with a retreat on May 21, participants will learn how to effectively speak up for themselves, how a city, its laws and government operate, how to master public speaking, and “navigate the system,” all to effect positive change. Each participant will choose an individual project, an area of change that is most important to them, which they then use as a vehicle throughout the course. With this summer program FLTI hopes to garner increased community involvement and civic engagement that will carry into the future of Leadville.
For more information and to apply contact Karla Alder at email@example.com or (719)293-0328. Or complete an application online at www.coloradofamilyleadership.com. The deadline for registration is May 20. Childcare is provided for participants.