9:00 ~ Opening Plenary
9:30 ~ Panel: Leadership in Service of the Common Good
10:30 ~ BREAK | Leadership Fair
Breaks will feature tables presenting resources and opportunities from key leadership programs and associations in Vermont.
11:00 ~ Breakouts: skills workshops, dialogs, community projects, and success stories (see topics below)
noon ~ LUNCH | VCRD Community Leadership Award Presentation | "Leadership With Compassion"
1:15 ~ Breakouts: skills workshops, dialogs, community projects, and success stories (see topics below)
2:15 ~ Breakouts: skills workshops, dialogs, community projects, and success stories (see topics below)
3:15 - BREAK | Leadership Fair
3:30 ~ Summit Deliberation: “The Future of Community Leadership!”
Eight Group discussions evaluate the question: What should be done today to support, encourage, and inspire active and equitable community leadership throughout the state?
4:30 ~ Plenary Conclusions and Action | Each group shares two priorities for action
5:15 ~ RECEPTION with CASH BAR
Breakout session topics include:
Leadership Skills: Agenda Building & Meeting Management | Inclusive and Empowered Community Engagement | the Art of Public Conversation | Media & Communications | Recruiting & Managing Volunteers | Community Placemaking | Fundraising for Community Projects | Setting Goals & Tracking Success | Running for Public Office
Group Dialogues: Youth Driving Change | Fostering New Leaders in Your Community | Advancing Women in Leadership | Organizing for Young Professionals | Expanding Diversity & Inclusion | Advancing Municipal & School Leadership
Driving Community Projects Forward: Creating Events & Building Community Connection | Advancing Energy Action & the Climate Economy | Engaging the Public in K-12 Education | Strengthening Agriculture & Food Systems | The Wisdom to Know Difference: Increasing Diversity and Equity in Community Leadership | Revitalizing Buildings & Downtowns | Advancing Outdoor Recreation & Trails | Youth Driving Change: Stories of Leadership & Success
Community Success Stories: Rutland: economic development, community connections, and reinvigorating the City’s brand | Vernon: Revitalizing the Village Center & Moving Forward Under Pressure | Brighton: Recreation Programming & Downtown Revitalization | Bethel: Better Block Revitalization | St. Albans: Economic Development, and Downtown Revitalization | Craftsbury: Childcare, general store, community connection, & place-making Winooski: Downtown & Business Development & Fostering Multi-Cultural Connections