San Rafael Leadership Institute
Graduates of the San Rafael Leadership Institute are empowered with the skills to develop their own leadership vision. Graduates have gone on to take leadership roles at the local, regional, state, and national levels.
The 2013 Leadership Institute Class addressed the issue of employee commutes and put together a toolkit for Marin employers. The toolkit includes localized information about commute options, resources, and easy programs employers can provide their employees to reduce transportation costs and greenhouse gases as well as increase productivity and morale.
Check out the 2014-2015 Leadership Calendar!
The Institute meets once a month from October through June. Each monthly session is held at a different location in and around San Rafael and Marin, exposing participants to local businesses, community centers and government facilities. Each month offers a program designed with Leadership Institute graduates, and addresses current events and issues. Participants are actively engaged throughout the program, as they respond and debate with local leaders about cutting edge topics for San Rafael and Marin County.
“The dedicated people who graduate from the Chamber Leadership Program are making a commitment to our community by participating, engaging and learning how to be good leaders in our county. A real leader has the vision, commitment and passion to accomplish important goals. John Quincy Adams once said, ‘If your actions inspire others to dream more, learn more, do more and become more, you are a leader.’” FORMER MAYOR ALBERT J. BORO, CITY OF SAN RAFAEL
20145-2015 Leadership Institute Day Sponsors
The Tim Brown Scholarship, created by the San Rafael Leadership Institute Class of 2011-2012. This scholarship was founded in memory of Tim Brown, a dedicated Ambassador, former Board member and Leadership Institute graduate. Donations to the Tim Brown fund can be made by calling the Chamber at 415-454-4163. Chamber members also have the option to defer referral bonuses to the Tim Brown fund. Please click here to learn more.
December and January Programs
December Leadership Institute session is sponsored by PRANDI Property Management and hosted by the Sausalito Bay Model. Speakers will focus on the Marin and Bay Area Economy, Housing and Transportation and the participants will be treated to a tour of the Bay model.
The January session is graciously hosted by San Pedro Elementary School and Pickleweed Community Center. The speakers focus on Educational issues in San Rafael and Marin. The class will be hearing from a panel of Canal neighborhood residents and organizations discussing issues specific to their community.
The highlight of the day is always sharing lunch with the elementary school children. The San Pedro Student Council, who tour with the Leadership Institute class, are presented with certificates acknowleding their dedication and commitment to their school and for taking on a leadership role so early in their lives.
Anspach Financial Group is the sponsor of the January session.
We gratefully appreciate the support of all our sponsors.
2013-'14 Class Graduation with Mayor Gary Phillips and CEO Joanne Webster
Environment & Agriculture Day, with Marin Sanitary Service
Media Diversity & Arts Day with Dana King
(all photos courtesy of Henley Photography)