Program Curriculum

Leadership Sunnyvale is pleased to announce it’s new 2019-2020 program!

This year’s offerings have been expanded to include a highly interactive simulation workshop facilitated by the Urban Land Use Institute; a personal session with former County Planner and acclaimed researcher Don Weden on his latest study of Santa Clara County; and other new, updated classes!

The program runs from September 2019 through June 2020. There will be 10 monthly seminars held on the second or third Friday of the month with one additional seminar in October held on a Wednesday. There is one half-day on a Saturday in November.

In addition to the curriculum, participants will develop and deliver class projects, typically in groups of 5 to 7 people.  These public benefit projects are intended to use the skills and knowledge developed and align with individual and organizational interests.  Projects may be completed within the timeframe of the classes or be phases of projects that will complete beyond the scope of the course.

Other activities outside the class may include ‘drive-along’ with public safety officers, ‘sit-along’ with our 911 dispatchers, attending the Sunnyvale City Council Strategic Workshop, or the Study Issues and Budget Workshop.  The City has some unique ways of serving its stakeholders and these are some of the ways to learn about why Sunnyvale is often cited as an exemplary city.

We continually evaluate the curriculum and schedule to ensure that we provide current content and a reasonable schedule to participants.  Our current schedule* is listed below.

2019-20 Classes and Workshops *

Friday      September 20, 2019   Introduction to Leadership Sunnyvale, Logistics and Overview

Friday                October 18, 2019        Character of the City with a tour of the City

Wednesday      October 23, 2019        Land Use Simulation—Land Use Decisions

Friday                November 15, 2019   Government Day

Saturday           November 16, 2019    Political and Fundraising Campaigns and Issues (half-day)

Friday                December 13, 2019    Education Day

Saturday           January 11, 2020         Human Services day with the Poverty Simulation

Thursday          January 30, 2020         Sunnyvale Strategic Workshop (optional)

Friday                February 21, 2020      Business Day

Thursday           February 27, 2020     Sunnyvale Budget/Study Issues Workshop (optional)

Friday                March 20, 2020           Public Safety Day

Friday                April 24, 2020              Health, Housing, Jobs and Transportation

Friday                May 15, 2020               Environmental Day

Friday                June 19, 2020              Telling Your Story (media)

TBD                                                          Class of 2020 Graduation!

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

Silicon Valley Leadership dba Leadership Sunnyvale

P.O. Box 2156, Sunnyvale CA 94087-0156

(408) 475-7078

Tax ID: 77-0530856

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