After taking a year off, Leadership Los Alamos (LLA) has resumed its program. The new class is comprised of 20 members interested in learning more about the workings of our community while broadening and strengthening their leadership skills.
Over the course of nine months, the class of 2021-2022 will learn about both the inner and the outer workings of community organizations, culture and history, youth, education, local government, economic development and environmental issues.
The program kicked off Sept. 24 with a two-day orientation session led by Phil Bryson of On the Edge Productions out of Durango. The first evening was hosted by The Family YMCA and was comprised of activities to help the class members meet each other and find commonalities, while also highlighting what was unique about each participant.
The next morning the class met at the Bandelier amphitheater. Bryson led them through activities to understand their social styles and how the different styles interact as well as the strengths and weaknesses of each style, and how these can be leveraged to create effective teams. The class also participated in games designed to emphasize the team and leadership lessons of the day. Following a full day of activities, the class moved to the Bandelier Fire Tower for a catered dinner on the mesa.
The next session is Friday, Oct. 15 and is devoted to learning about local community organizations.
About Leadership Los Alamos
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 their area. Its success depends heavily on the contributions of individuals in the community who donate their time to running and participating in the sessions.
Leadership Los Alamos would not be possible without the support of their generous sponsors:
- Los Alamos County;
- Enterprise Bank & Trust;
- TechSource; and
- Century Bank.
The organization also appreciates its supporters:
- Bandelier National Monument;
- UNM-Los Alamos;
- Valle Caldera National Preserve;
- Los Alamos Family YMCA; and
- Los Alamos Daily Post.