Be a leader with Daily Acts – Sonoma County Gazette


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April 19, 2021, 8: 09PM

Updated 2 hours ago

Applications and nominations are now being accepted for the 2021-2022 cohort of Daily Acts’ Leadership Institute for Just and Resilient Communities. For those who want to make transformative change in their communities and beyond, this course equips participants to address key issues at the confluence of social justice and environmental sustainability in California and the North Bay.

Established in 2000 as The Leadership Institute for Ecology and the Economy, this vibrant leadership training program continues to convene 20-25 caring people once per month, from September 2021 to June 2022. Together we learn how to collaboratively address important local issues, such as the need for antiracism, countywide climate change action, regenerative economies, and community health. Through inspiring speakers, peer-learning, art, and a project, this interactive course prepares you to find or expand your leadership role in community, business, and the civic arena.

Applicants to the program are chosen based not on pre-existing expertise, but on interest in social justice and sustainability, commitment to personal and professional growth, inclination toward leadership, and ability to inspire others. Whether you are a grassroots activist or a government official, a passionate student or an elected leader, a business owner or a nonprofit change agent, this is a place for you to join others in addressing the enormity of the systemic issues we face. Because the program prioritizes inclusivity in a cohort that represents the diversity of our population, we work to ensure cost is not a barrier to participation for BIPOC/Latinx, undocumented individuals, LGBTQIA+, people with disabilities, low-wage single parents, and youth participants.

Like many others in the 500+ alumni network, Caitlin Quinn of Conservation Corps North Bay and a member of the Petaluma School Board, had a momentous experience, saying, “The Leadership Institute for Just and Resilient Communities expanded my network and introduced me to so many incredible changemakers, rabble-rousers, policy wonks, cultivators, healers, and creators that I cannot overemphasize the value of this Institute and its network of leaders. [It] was the perfect answer to a question I didn’t even know I was posing.”

Classes are held from 9 am to 5 pm on the 1st Friday of each month from September 3, 2021 to June 3, 2022, when the program concludes with an initiation into the robust alumni network. Tuition is on a sliding scale of $200 – $2,500, with no one turned away for lack of funds.

To learn more, nominate, or apply, please visit our website or attend an upcoming informational session on May 19. Final application due date is June 1, 2021. Apply by Tuesday, May 4, 2021 to receive a 10% tuition discount. Discover what opportunities await you through connection, education and inspiration to transform your life, your community, and our world!


Kerry Fugett, [email protected]

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