Five Star Premier Residences of Teaneck played host to the first LEADS 2.0 event from the Bergen LEADS civic leadership training program offered by the Volunteer Center of Bergen County. Held on Friday, January 10, the reunion was attended by 27 graduates of this innovative and educational program wherein participants learn about critical issues concerning our county and state through a year-long program combining speakers, lively panels and eye-opening site visits and field trips.
The speaker at the event was former county executive William “Pat” Schuber who is the Bergen LEADS Seminar Director. Focusing on the topic of “leadership trends,” Schuber talked about what makes a great leader and how the group can effectively continue their roles as leaders in the community.
The Bergen LEADS program is open to any adult who lives or works in Bergen County and has exhibited leadership potential through community activities or in their profession, and who has an interest in strengthening Bergen County. Each class consists of 30 participants from a wide range of backgrounds and experiences. Bergen LEADS begins with a mandatory two-day retreat in September, followed by monthly, day-long seminars through April and a day-and-a-half long closing retreat in May. The year concludes with a Public Forum and graduation ceremony in June.
Anyone interested in more information on Bergen LEADS can contact the Volunteer Center of Bergen County at 201-489-9454, email them at firstname.lastname@example.org or visit the website, www.bergenleads.org.
The above information was submitted by Katharine Frost of Five Star Premier Residences.