Growing Local: Northfield Emerging Leaders Program
Our community needs strong, capable, diverse leadership to remain vibrant now and in the future. This program is being designed to help emerging leaders be ready to join boards, commissions and committees in our community.
Gain skills and support
Build confidence to successfully engage in your local government
Gain a network and broaden your connections of common interest.
Strengthen your leadership skills and gain new tools to use in your leadership and life.
This program is designed for residents in the Northfield area from historically under-represented groups such as people of color, indigenous people, people living with disabilities, LGBTQ+ and others who have not yet actively participated in local boards, commissions or committees but who are interested in exploring future leadership opportunities.
18 years or older
Be able to speak and read English
Have transportation to and from the sessions
Be able to commit to attending all program sessions and related activities
Participants will be paired with an experienced coach for co-learning and networking.
No fee to participate!
Participants will receive a gift card to help offset costs of some expenses associated with participation in the program.
Dates, location and session topics
All sessions will be held at Northfield City Hall, 801 Washington Street. Sessions will be from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. A light meal will be provided.
February 10, 2020 – Launching Your Community Leadership
March 9, 2020 – Committee Work: Traps, Solutions, Strategies
April 13, 2020 – Navigating & Leading Through Conflict
May 11, 2020 – Ready, Set, Lead!
Participants attend a board, commission or committee meeting of their choice between March and May.
A follow-up session will be held in September 2020 to refresh and strengthen learning.