This year’s Leadership Los Alamos Class includes a wide variety of identified and emerging leaders in the community. The diverse group includes employees from Los Alamos County, Los Alamos National Laboratory, Centerra, Los Alamos Public Schools, Bandelier National Monument, local banks and small business owners.
Orientation for the Class of 2016-17 kicked off Sept. 10-11 at Bandelier with team building activities by Phil Bryson, president of On the Edge Productions Ltd.
During the two-day orientations classmates got the opportunity to identify their leadership styles as well as learn how to effectively work with the other different styles. The weekend was successful in preparing this class for their leadership journey over the next eight months.
In October the Community Organizations session was held at the County’s Pajarito Cliffs Facility. The class collected food and supplies for LA Cares. They received an overview of what a non-profit organization is and some of the responsibilities and best practices for non-profit from Laurie Gallegos at Trinity Law Firm. The class also learned about the good, the bad and the ugly of fundraising from Kristy Ortega at United Way of Northern New Mexico.
The session provided class members an opportunity to familiarize themselves with local charitable organizations and their contributions within and beyond the community. The class was able to identify opportunities to participate and support the local community.
The next LLA session focuses on the youth of Los Alamos.