Leadership Institute of South Puget Sound

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The Leadership Institute of South Puget Sound is an opportunity for current and emerging leaders to engage with the business community and elected officials while developing leadership skills, linking with a mentor and interacting with exemplary leaders.

The program explores leadership development, assesses leadership strengths and weaknesses, provides opportunities to learn from local leaders who contribute to the vitality of our community, and offers visits to local organizations at the heart of our regional business community.


February 5th, 2020
8 am - 4 pm / lunch provided

Bi-weekly Sessions - 8 am - 12 noon / lunch provided
with one full-day session in Olympia
     February 19th
     March 4th & 18th
     April 1st, 15th & 29th
     May 13th & 27th

June 10th, 2020, 8 am - 4 pm
Luncheon: 12 noon - 1:30 pm

George Frasier         
Vice President - Green River College Advancement
Executive Director - Green River College Foundation


> Learn leadership skills and build your personalized leader development plan
> Engage in assessments to learn your strengths and opportunities for growth
> Connect with a designated mentor who is an alumnus of the program or a member
of the Auburn Area Chamber of Commerce board of directors
> Meet exemplary leaders who impact our business community
> Interact with other current and emerging leaders
> Increase your knowledge of the region, leaders and decision making processes
> Access a network of program alumni to guide individual, business and community problem-solving
> Visit organizations that add to the vitality of our region
> Craft your personal Call to Action for engaging as a leader in our community.


The Leadership Institute of South Puget Sound provided me with a broader understanding of leadership styles. As a result, I have been provided incredible opportunities to grow as a professional and participate in regional projects and processes that will impact several generations.
Kelly Peterson - City Liaison to Sound Transit, City of Kent (Class of 2010)

The Leadership Institute opened my eyes to the connections between private and public entities and how we can work together to make a better community.
Virginia Griesbach - Corrections Sergeant, City of Kent (Class of 2012)

The Leadership Institute provided me with the opportunity to define my leadership style. This was a tremendous building block in my life, knowing that others viewed me as a leader, when I didn't feel that at all. Since my graduation, I have been the President of our Kiwanis Club in Auburn twice.
Tawnya McLavey - Manager of International Visitiors Program, Green River College (Class of 2014)

The Leadership Institute provides an opportunity for existing and future leaders to focus on learning and improving key skills. Quality leadership doesn't just happen; it's a learned skill that takes commitment and dedication to learn over time.
Terry Davis - Senior Director of External/Government Affairs, Comcast (Class of 2008)

The Leadership Institute was a great experience. The people that I met are local, and I still run into many of them on a regular basis around the community. I also got to learn various aspects about local business, transportation, and government directly from those involved in it. It was fun, and I learned a lot and would recommend it to anyone who is involved in their community and/or business and wants to grow and learn.
Garrett Haynes - Owner, Alpine Ridge Insurance Agency (Class of 2016)

CLICK HERE to read more about the experience of the 2019 graduating class!


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