Wednesday, July 15. Deadline to apply for The Healthy Communities Leadership Academy (HCLA), What: a 9-month advocacy training program for 35 emerging and existing leaders in San Mateo, Santa Clara and San Benito counties who want to make the region a more environmentally-sustainable and socially-just place. For details Healthy Communities Leadership Academy<http://greenfoothills.us4.
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Started in 2013, the Healthy Communities Leadership Academy is a 9-month advocacy training program for 35 emerging and existing leaders in San Mateo, Santa Clara, and San Benito counties who want to make the region a more environmentally-sustainable and socially-just place.
Committee for Green Foothills is a proud sponsor of the Healthy Communities Leadership Academy and is proud to be partnering with the Sierra Club Loma Prieta Chapter, Sustainable San Mateo County, and Greenbelt Alliance to organize the 2014-2015 program.
Why is there a need for the HCLA?
Silicon Valley’s cities and towns are beset with an array of urgent environmental and social challenges including suburban sprawl, sea level rise, toxic contamination, waste disposal, inadequate public transit, polluted air and watersheds, fracking, inefficient energy use, unaffordable housing, lack of access to healthy food, insufficient parkland, etc. Looming over all of these is the threat of climate change. In order to effectively address these challenges we need more activated citizens, from all walks of life, who will not only demand change but also set in motion positive solutions to problems. In short, we need “extraordinary ordinary people” who will assert the leadership necessary to help our communities thrive. HCLA will serve as a training ground for such people.
Cost/Scholarships: Participants are asked to pay $500 to pay for the cost of food, materials, and venue space for the 9-month program. We do offer reduced price admission and scholarships for those that do not have the financial means to participate in the program otherwise.
2014-2015 Class Schedule
Classes will be held in a several venues between Morgan Hill and San Mateo on Saturdays from 9:00am-12:00pm, networking and refreshments at 8:30am.
All classes will be held on the 3rd Saturday of the month except September and December.
Sept 13, 2014: Model the Way: What Makes a Great Leader? Taught by Charlie Ambelang and Jo-Anne Shibles, Santa Clara University
Oct 11, 2014: Challenging the Process: Campaign Planning Taught by Amanda Cooper, Lightbox Collaborative
Nov 15, 2014: Inspiring a Shared Vision: Storytelling
Dec 6, 2014: Enabling Others to Act Pt 1: Bringing People Together for a Purpose Taught by Debbie Mytels
Jan 10, 2015: Enabling Others to Act Pt 2: How to Get Your Story Out to the World Taught by Amanda Cooper, Lightbox Collaborative
Feb 21, 2015: Advocacy Pt 1: Commenting on an Environmental Impact Report
Mar 21, 2015: Advocacy Pt 2: Working with City Staff and Developers
Apr 18, 2015: Advocacy Pt 3: 13 Tips for Interacting with Decision Makers Taught by Joe Simitian, Santa Clara County Supervisor
May 16, 2015: Encouraging the Heart and Celebrating Success: Graduation