We are excited to announce that the Surfrider Leadership Program – WA Coast has officially launched! This pilot is the realization of a concept that many of us began working on in 2014, and we have been finalizing the design of this program with community members and other partners for the past six months.
Today’s leaders are finding that a more collective approach is best suited for our increasingly networked world. Effective leadership today is less about who is the loudest voice in the room and more about who can mobilize a network to act. This requires leaders to tap into a deep sense of self awareness, as well as understanding how to effectively network and build the larger movement. This leadership program will facilitate a cohort of coastal leaders to develop self-awareness of themselves as leaders, as well as networking and movement building skills through an immersive, in-person retreat and virtual training sessions.
This program is designed to develop strong bonds among cohort members as well as provide time and space for reflection and learning through one weekend retreat, two virtual trainings, and a one-day work session. Along with developing specific skills, the program will also tap into participants’ experiences to facilitate sharing of best practices learned through working in respective industries, coastal areas, and communities.
Over the course of four months, participants will work with their cohort to develop essential skills, build deep relationships, and better understand the power of today’s collective leadership.
Are you involved with natural resource management or conservation efforts on the Washington coast? If so, apply here (deadline July 3rd): https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/9K7PBHR
Do you know someone who is working on the Washington coast that would be a good candidate? Nominate them here (deadline June 25th): https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/9KSK6ST
Click here for the full program announcement.
If you have any questions, contact Casey Dennehy at firstname.lastname@example.org.