Leadership Los Alamos 2015-16 graduate Jordan Redmond. Photo by Martha Katko
Enrollment is open through June 25 for the Leadership Los Alamos Class of 2017 and everyone is welcome to apply.
Between now and then, the Los Alamos Daily Post is publishing a series of Q&A profiles on recent LLA graduates who talk about their experience in the program.
Leadership Los Alamos is a nonprofit, 501(c)(3), tax exempt organization founded to identify current and emerging leaders in the Los Alamos community, enhance their leadership skills, and deepen their knowledge of the challenges and opportunities facing our area.
In the Leadership Los Alamos program, participants learn as much about themselves as they do about leadership, teamwork and the community. To learn more, visit About Leadership Los Alamos and Applying to the Program.
2016 graduate Jordan Redmond is working on his PhD. Photo by Martha Katko
The Leadership Los Alamos profile series continues with 2016 graduate Jordan Redmond:
LLA: How many years have you lived and/or worked in Los Alamos?
Redmond: I first moved to Los Alamos in 1988. Other than being absent for a few years of school and working throughout the country, Los Alamos has been my home.
LLA: Why did you enroll in Leadership Los Alamos?
Redmond: I have a Masters of Science degree in Organizational Leadership. I am also working on my PhD in Industrial and Organizational Psychology. These have provided me with a true appreciation for leadership and a theoretical framework. I wanted to find a way to see applied leadership first hand here in our community. LLA was the way to do that. I knew several program alum and knew of the great work they did for the community I felt it was time to join those ranks.
LLA: What was your biggest “take-away” from the class?
Our community has an immense pool of leaders and leadership opportunities. Our schools to our business district, our local government to our youth: there is a need there for everyone with an itch, and there are leaders there looking for a need. Our town has several exciting opportunities and our residents certainly have the capability to meet the needs of our town.
LLA: What are you doing with what your learned?
Redmond: I have always tried to be involved with our community and help teach others. With my transition from working in the public sector to the private sector, my opportunities have adjusted as well. I will be looking for a new and exciting way to serve our wonderful community