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Leadership Summit - Register Today: October 1, 2018

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Summit Registration is now closed as we have hit our capacity of 500 particpants. We're working on options to increase capacity. Click HERE to be added to the Waiting List and we will be in touch.


Join community organizers and leaders working to improve the economies and quality of life in their communities! “Making It Happen” on October 1st at Castleton University will include:

  • Skills Workshops and Community Success Story Panels on meeting facilitation, trails and outdoor recreation, community events, managing conflict, economic development strategies, downtown revitalization, community placemaking and more.
  • Group Dialogues on diversity and inclusion, fostering new community leaders, advancing women in leadership, and youth taking the lead.
  • Leadership Fair with resources from Vermont leadership programs.
  • Deliberations on the “Future of Community Leadership in Vermont” to build unity and momentum and identify ways to better encourage, inspire, and train citizens with the leadership skills they need to succeed.

In democracy, all citizens are called upon to lead – where leaders step up, towns achieve great things. Local Citizens Make It Happen!

Registration Fee: $50

Scholarships are available for Vermont students and youth - contact to learn more.


Planning Partners

Erica Campbell, Senator Sanders Office
Susan Clark, Slow Democracy
Hal Colston, Partnership for Change
Lauren-Glenn Davitian, Center for Media and Democracy; Common Good VT
Thomas Hark, Civilian Conservation Corps, USA
Susan McCormack, Creative Discourse
Chuck Ross, UVM Extension Service
Katherine Sims, NEK Collaborative
Dan Smith, Vermont Community Foundation
Tim Smith, Franklin County Industrial Corporation
Mark Snelling, Snelling Center for Government
Kate Stephenson, HELM Construction Solutions
Paul Costello, VCRD
Jenna Koloski, VCRD
Margaret McCoy, VCRD


Join Us as a Sponsor!

On behalf of the Vermont Council on Rural Development (VCRD), we invite you to partner with us as we encourage emerging and existing leaders! In democracy, all citizens are called upon to lead - where leaders step up, towns achieve great things. Local leadership is the key ingredient in building unity, setting direction, and achieving progress. The Summit will help support leaders, and identify what should be done to better encourage, inspire, and train leaders with the skills they need to succeed. Your business can be part of leading Vermont into a brighter future! Sponsors will receive recognition through a variety of channels, based on their level of sponsorship. Click here for more about sponsorship and entitlements.