Leadership Los Alamos
P.O. Box 1380
Los Alamos, NM, 87544
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Leadership Los Alamos was founded in 2003 to identify current and emerging leaders in the Los Alamos area, enhance their leadership skills, and deepen their knowledge of the challenges and opportunities facing our community. Leadership Los Alamos is dedicated to the development of informed leaders that understand issues, define problems, develop solutions, and achieve positions of higher responsibility in Los Alamos.
Leadership Los Alamos is nonpartisan, does not advocate for legislation of any kind, does not endorse political candidates, and does not take a stand on any political or social issues. Leadership Los alamos educates participants - leaders from the public, private, and nonprofit sectors about community and regional issues.
Leadership Los Alamos is a nonprofit 501(c)(3) tax exempt New Mexico organization. It is funded by generous contributions from businesses local government, and individual donors. Primary among these are Los Alamos County and Los Alamos National Bank.
Please visit the Documents & Links page on our web site to learn more about how Leadership Los Alamos serves Los Alamos and the surrounding area and how we accomplish the mission of educating the citizens of the community.
Los Alamos' future prosperity is directly dependent upon the quality and contributions of its leadership. Leadership Los Alamos recognizes the need for educating existing and emerging leaders and providing them with effective tools to develop initiatives that will enhance the quality of life and address social and economic issues in the Los Alamos area. Every responsible, informed, and dedicated individual can have a great impact on the future of Los Alamos.
We must expand the circle of leadership in the community by looking beyond traditional networks for the talent and creativity we need. Then we must create opportunities that encourage commitment and action from more people. Leadership Los Alamos is successfully addressing these challenges. Our role is to make sure that future leaders gain exposure to the most pressing issues and access to leadership opportunities.
By engaging people in solution-seeking communication, Leadership Los Alamos encourages program graduates to develop networks for effective leadership and assume leadership roles on issues affecting the community and surrounding area.
The Leaderhip Los Alamos program is nine months in duration and recently completed its fifth class. Program sessions are designed to address current issues facing the community. Each program session features speakers that are acknowledged leaders in their specific fields, while program participants actively engage in discussion and debate. The process offers an opportunity for inquiry, analysis, and development of solutions to the most pressing issues facing our community and surrounding area.
Program session are held in Los Alamos and the surrounding area in order to expose participants to the different aspects of our community and the local issues important to each area. In addition, program participants experience the unique culture of the areea, weaving for themselves a broad-based and comprehensive understanding of the challenges facing our community with many cultures and geographic diversity.
Each program year includes a one-day leadership orientation and retreat followed by educational sessions on topics such as:
Education and Youth
Regional and Cultural Issues
The program is open to anyone who lives or works in Los Alamos. Leadership Los Alamos selects a class each year of 25 - 30 leaders or potential leaders who represent a cross-sectuib if the community and surrounding area from public, private, and nonprofit sectors. Special consideration is given to ensure diversity of occupational background, race, gender, and community involvement. Participants are selected using the following criteria:
Commitment, motivation, and interest in serving Los Alamos History and demonstrated volutary leadership in community activities.
Record of accomplishments within his or her own company or organization.
Interest in seeking future key volunteer and/or appointed leadership roles.
An occupational commitment to remain in the Los Alamos area.
Commitment to play a personal role in helping shape Los Alamos' future.
Please visit the Applying to the LLA Program web page to learn more about Leadership Los Alamos, the upcoming program, participant expectations, and graduation requirements.