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 2020. 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 Mixer after the class
Thursday January 21, 2021 Equity in Education Charter, public systems and public funding
TBD Jan/Feb, 2021 TBD 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
TBD Feb/Mar, 2021 TBD 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)
Friday Day class (1-5 PM)