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Develop your leadership skills with Ford Institute

Applications accepted through June 15

The Ford Institute for Community Building is returning to Estacada to train a third group of local leaders.

Participants will be trained in leadership development over four Friday-Saturday sessions.

An orientation session will be held 5-8 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 15.

Leadership trainees will learn about community capacity and social capital, personality types and leadership styles, community development methods, the catalytic leadership model, asset mapping, group development, models for group decision making, communication strategies, volunteerism and more.

The class will select a community-improvement project to work on together to apply the lessons of the course to a real-world situation.

Participants must volunteer outside of class to complete the project within a year of the first session.

The Ford Institute will provide up to $5,000 in matching funds for the project.

Past Estacada Ford Institute Leadership classes have taken on renovation of the Ranger Woods Trail and improvement of the lighting at the entrance of the Estacada Auditorium.

A complete schedule of the mandatory classes and applications are available online.

Hard copies of the application may be requested by calling Alicia Flory at 541-957-5574.

Applications are due Monday, June 15.

Anyone from high school age to retired senior citizens are invited to apply.

If more than 30 people apply, the Ford Institute will select a mix of participants from the pool of applicants.


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