Friday, December 9, 2022

New Regional Leadership Program to Launch in January

The following is a press release issued by Leadership Redwood Coast

[Stock photo by Leadership Redwood Coast]

Applications are now open for Leadership Redwood Coast (LRC), a regional leadership program centered on empowering diverse individuals throughout Del Norte, Humboldt, Lake, Mendocino, and Tribal Lands. Launching in January of 2023, LRC will be a master class on personal leadership development, the unique issues and assets we face as a region, and a transformational opportunity to engage with leaders from throughout our region.

This program is being implemented through Arcata Economic Development Corporation. “A regional leadership program complements a lot of economic development efforts happening in our region,” states Susan Seaman, Program Director at AEDC. “As an annual program, it will continue to strengthen our collaborative efforts in the counties we serve.”

While LRC is launching this year, it has been in the works for a while. “When I moved to Humboldt County a few years ago, I hoped to help build a regional leadership program,” says Nancy Olson, LRC Director of Program and Development. “Before moving here, I ran the Southern California Leadership Network in Los Angeles. We facilitated various local, regional and statewide leadership programs and graduated over 700 leaders during my time there. I saw, firsthand, the ways these programs shaped not only their own personal journey but also the impact these leaders went on to have in effecting change and engaging in their communities.”

LRC will start on January 12th-14th, 2023, in Humboldt County, with a cohort of 30 individuals from across the region. In the first session, participants will explore their personal leadership styles, build an understanding of adaptive leadership framework, and hear from regional leaders about the future of equitable economic development across the Redwood Coast.

In subsequent sessions, the cohort will travel to each of the different counties to get a first-hand look at how various community leaders and sectors are responding to housing issues, climate resiliency, workforce development, infrastructure, and many other factors that impact our shared quality of life. The cohort will meet in Mendocino County on March 2nd-4th, Lake County on April 13th-15th, Del Norte County on June 8th-10th, and will conclude with an exploration of Humboldt County and cohort graduation on July 13th-15th.

Tuition for this program is $3,750  and includes full participation in seminars, leadership materials, hotel accommodations, and meals for all five sessions. Tuition assistance may be available for qualified candidates with demonstrated financial need. Those who apply by October 15th will receive a $250 discount. The cutoff for all applications will be November 15th. 

Join an upcoming virtual info session via Zoom to learn more, happening on October 11th from 12 – 1 PM. Visit to register for an info session and to learn more.

Submit your application today at! Should you have any questions, please contact Allie Jones, Communications and Outreach Coordinator, at


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