Sunday, 24 September 2023

New regional leadership program to launch in January

LAKE COUNTY, Calif. — Applications are now open for Leadership Redwood Coast, or LRC, a regional leadership program centered on empowering diverse individuals throughout Del Norte, Humboldt, Lake and Mendocino counties, and tribal lands.

Launching in January of 2023, LRC will be a master class on personal leadership development, the unique issues and assets we face as a region, and a transformational opportunity to engage with leaders from throughout our region.

This program is being implemented through Arcata Economic Development Corp.

“A regional leadership program complements a lot of economic development efforts happening in our region,” said Susan Seaman, program director at AEDC. “As an annual program, it will continue to strengthen our collaborative efforts in the counties we serve.”

While LRC is launching this year, it has been in the works for a while.

“When I moved to Humboldt County a few years ago, I hoped to help build a regional leadership program," said Nancy Olson, LRC director of program and development. “Before moving here, I ran the Southern California Leadership Network in Los Angeles. We facilitated various local, regional and statewide leadership programs and graduated over 700 leaders during my time there. I saw, firsthand, the ways these programs shaped not only their own personal journey but also the impact these leaders went on to have in effecting change and engaging in their communities."

LRC will start Jan. 12 to 14, 2023, in Humboldt County, with a cohort of 30 individuals from across the region. In the first session, participants will explore their personal leadership styles, build an understanding of adaptive leadership framework, and hear from regional leaders about the future of equitable economic development across the Redwood Coast.

In subsequent sessions, the cohort will travel to each of the different counties to get a first-hand look at how various community leaders and sectors are responding to housing issues, climate resiliency, workforce development, infrastructure, and many other factors that impact our shared quality of life.

The cohort will meet in Mendocino County March 2 to 4, Lake County April 13 to 15, Del Norte County June 8 to 10, and will conclude with an exploration of Humboldt County and cohort graduation on July 13 to 15.

Tuition for this program is $3,750 and includes full participation in seminars, leadership materials, hotel accommodations, and meals for all five sessions. Tuition assistance may be available for qualified candidates with demonstrated financial need.

Those who apply by Oct. 15 will receive a $250 discount. The cutoff for all applications will be Nov. 15.

Join an upcoming virtual info session via Zoom to learn more, happening on Oct. 4 from 5 to 6 p.m. and Oct. 11 from noon to 1 p.m.

Visit to register for an info session and to learn more.

Submit your application today at Should you have any questions, please contact Allie Jones, communications and outreach coordinator, at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

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