Program Curriculum

Leadership Sunnyvale is Pleased to announce its new 200-2021 program!

This year we are offering highly interactive Zoom workshops to assure the health and safety of all participants, speakers, and facilitators.  Our kick-off meeting on September 11, 2020, will include a plenary session with former County Planner, acclaimed researcher, and inspirational speaker, Don Weden, with his latest perspectives on “Intelligent Urbanism.”    

Leadership Sunnyvale will run from September 2020 through June 2021.  All sessions will be half-day format, the exceptions are the optional sessions with the City, which will be close to full-day sessions.  By popular demand, we will have “Mixers” every few months!

Our classes have been updated to include current content, and the schedule accommodates most people.  Our current schedule* is listed below.

2020-21 Classes and Workshops*

Friday     September 11, 2020      Introduction to Leadership Sunnyvale Welcome. Logistics and Overview

Friday               September 25, 2020     Elements of Leadership Sunnyvale Values, Style, group work, simulation Mixer after the class

Friday               October 16, 2020          Character of the City Land-use, OPHI, SHS, Don Weden “That Was Then; This Is Now” 

Thursday          October 22, 2020          Equity, Change and the Built Environment Equity, Race, Environment, codes and policy

Friday                November 13, 2020     Government Day Meet your local municipal leaders  Mixer after the class

Thursday          November 19, 2020      Media Day Telling your Story

Friday                December 4, 2020        Health, Water and Air--Civic Special Districts and Agencies (+LAFCO)

Thursday          December 10, 2020      Housing, Jobs, Transit-- Intersectionality—policy advocacy and equity

Friday                January 15, 2021           Education Day--Civic Districts in Sunnyvale—how they work 

Thursday          January 21, 2021           Equity in Education Charter, public systems and public funding

Thursday          January 28, 2021           Sunnyvale Strategic Workshop Optional—Setting priorities for Sunnyvale

Friday                February 12, 2021        Human Services--Civic Where can people get help

Thursday          February 18, 2021         Leadership review TBD

 Thursday         February 25, 2021        Study/Budget Issues Workshop--Optional  Policies and budget issues to prioritize    

Friday                March 12, 2021              Public Safety Day--Civic The Sunnyvale integrated model and design

Thursday          March 18, 2021              Review Civic Days/DPS/Provocative Project Discussion and Group work

Friday                April 9, 2021                   Business and Economic Recovery--Civic Financial, incentives, subsidies, grants etc.

Thursday          April 15, 2021                 Design Thinking -- adapt and thrive in changing complex systems

Friday                May 14, 2021                 Environmental Compliance Water & Utilities Water Pollution Control Plant—possible tour

Friday                May 21, 2021                 Waste Stream, Compliance SMaRT Station, possible tour

Friday                June 11, 2021                 Wrapup -- leadership conversations: equity, environment, etc.

Friday                June 18, 2021                 Graduation Ceremony Mixer/Celebration

* subject to change (dates will only change in the case of conflict)

Thursday      Evening class (5:30-9 PM)

Thursday      8:30AM to 4PM

Friday           Day class  (1-5 PM)