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2019 Leadership Summit Agenda

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Agenda-at-a-Glance

9:00 ~ Opening Plenary

9:30 ~ Community Leadership Showcase: Spark Stories

10:00 ~ Presentation of VCRD's Community Leadership and Lifetime Achievement Awards

10:30 ~ BREAK | Leadership Fair
Breaks will feature tables presenting resources and opportunities from key leadership programs and associations in Vermont.

10:45 ~ Breakouts: skills workshops, vision sessions, driving community projects forward (see topics below)

noon ~ LUNCH | Leadership Fair

1:00 ~ Breakouts: skills workshops, vision sessions, driving community projects forward (see topics below)

2:30 ~ Breakouts: skills workshops, vision sessions, driving community projects forward (see topics below)

3:45 - BREAK | Leadership Fair

4:15 ~ Plenary Conclusions and Action

5:00 ~ RECEPTION with CASH BAR

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Breakout session topics include:

Leadership Skills Workshops: Developing a Communication and Medial Plan | Managing a Community or Committee Meeting | Raising Money: Funding Community Projects | Avoid the Pitchforks: Building Inclusion and Engagement | Sustaining Cultures of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion | Community Organizing for Political Change | Building Narrative: Telling Your Community's Story | Facilitating for Successful Community Dialogue | Developing Your Community's Brand | Addressing the Pitfalls of Dominant White Culture to Build up Inclusive Leadership

Vision Sessions: Youth Driving Change | Advancing Vermont's Climate Economy | Overcoming the Opportunity Gap | The Future of Economic Development in Vermont Communities | Attracting and Supporting Young Families

Driving Community Projects Forward: Expanding Community Wellness and Recreation | Building and Improving Community Infrastructure | Advancing Your Local Climate Economy | Advancing the Creative Economy | Fostering Entrepreneurism and Co-Working | Youth Driving Change: Engaging Youth in Local Decision Making and Amplifying Youth Voice | Downtown and Village Revitalization, Events, and Vitality | Advancing Marketing and Tourism | VT Leadership Programs to Expand Leadership Skills and Capacity