The curriculum of SLLI is carefully crafted with the specific goal of providing participants to a range of critical issues facing our county and the importance of leadership in moving the county forward.
Simultaneously, participants will spend time each month examining leadership through self-reflection, studying topics specific to the understanding of leadership and organizational change, and completing a variety of exercises to practice implementation of concepts from both perspectives.
Leadership Skills Development
Each month, attributes of inspiring leaders are discussed. Skills necessary for effective leadership, such as those listed below, are also studied and practiced.
- Management vs. Leadership
- Skills, Traits and Personality
- Emotional Intelligence
- Active Listening and Communicating Effectively
- Media relations/Public Speaking
- Self-awareness & reflection
- Strategic planning/visioning
Civic Awareness and Engagement
Divergent views on several issues vital to St. Lawrence County are presented in a variety of formats to help participants appreciate the past, understand the present, and prepare for the future. Topics include:
- Economic Development and Entrepreneurism
- Education and The Arts Environment
- Health & Public Safety Technology
All sessions below will take place from 4 - 8 p.m. unless otherwise noted for special activities (such as tours)
|Date||Professional Growth & Leadership Development||St. Lawrence County Topics||Location|
|9/5/19||Leadership Introduction||Arts||SUNY Potsdam|
|10/3/19||Communications/Six Thinking Hats||Government Issues (local & county); Media||Canton IDA|
|11/7/19||Leading with Emotional Intelligence||Business Issues (Industry, retail, manufacturing, small business/services, entrepreneurship)||Massena Power Authority|
|12/5/19||Strengths based Leadership||Education Issues (public/private schools, universities)||BOCES Administrative Building|
|1/9/20||Leading Organizational Change||Social Issues; Family & Community; Quality of Life||Frederic Remington Museum|
|2/6/20||Leading Successful Teams and 360 Assessment||Healthcare Issues||Gouverneur Mine Tour & Meeting Room at Hospital|
|3/5/20||Conflict Resolution and Negotiations||Justice Issues||County Court House|
|4/2/20||Ethical Leadership||Agriculture||Agriculture Greenwood Farm with class/dinner at the Madrid Library|
|5/7/20||Reflections on Leadership, Civic Engagement Pathways; Presentations||Environmental||SUNY-ESF Ranger School, Wanakena|
|6/11/20 Graduation||Presentations & Graduation||SUNY Potsdam|
Note: Sessions include various assignments and deliverables for participants. Detailed information will be shared as it becomes available.