LGS is where personal development and professional connections serve the greater good.
The mission of Leadership Greater Syracuse is to inspire people to make a difference in the community. In our 26 years, LGS has equipped 1,200 diverse people with the skills and confidence to affect change both in the workplace and in the community.
Our graduates are helping to build a healthier community.
If you are an individual/employer who wants to take an active role and become part of a network of engaged community leaders, then LGS is for you. Whether you are new in your career, looking to advance your career, want to give back to the community, or are trying to figure out what to do in retirement, you will be inspired by the LGS experience.
Leadership Greater Syracuse is a unique leadership skills development program. Fifty strangers are brought together each year and have only two things in common: they believe in CNY and want to do their part to make it even better.
Through community education and “Apprentice” style learning, leadership skills are honed.
At the opening retreat, class members express their areas of interest and then volunteer to be on ‘design teams’ or sub committees to create the agendas of the themed topic days. Challenges in this “Apprentice” style format include working with people of differing perspectives, working with complex topics with limited class time, and working with a limited budget. It is in these design teams that participants improve their project management skills such as listening, compromising and budgeting.
The life-long skills acquired through LGS can be applied at home, at work and in the community. Participants enhance their own leadership style and become aware of the leadership styles of others. Graduates of LGS are far more valuable to their companies and to the organizations in which they volunteer. They become better listeners, better collaborators and better communicators. Simply stated, they develop the courage to lead change.
Tuition is $3,750 and is due January 31st. A $200 discount is offered if tuition is paid in full by December 31st. Tuition assistance is available. Please see application for more details.
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