Leadership Southeast Vermont prepares leaders to affect change in our communities. The program is designed to create an understanding of obligation and commitment to becoming "trustees" of our communities.
Leadership Southeast Vermont promotes the development of community leaders by fostering involvement in and exploration of regional issues
2019-20 Program Sessions
Leadership Southeast Vermont is an intensive interactive 10 month program.
Each meeting focuses on a community theme. Through presentations, group discussions, field trips, and class projects, participants are immersed in the many aspects and complexities of the issues facing our communities.
The program starts with an Orientation Day in September and ends with Graduation in June.
* Sessions are held the first Thursday of each month and run from 8am-5pm unless otherwise noted.
The 2019-20 Welcome Dinner will be held on the evening of Wednesday, September 11th.
September 12th *
Participants become acquainted with each other and learn about the upcoming sessions and all that the program has to offer.
Regional & Cultural History
Participants start their journey through Southern Vermont in Windsor, the birthplace of Vermont. Speakers cover important moments of history in Brattleboro, Bellows Falls, and Springfield. Tours are given at the Constitution House and the American Precision Museum.
The November session is spent at Kurn Hattin Homes for Children. LSEVT particpants tour the school and listen to panel presentations by human resource agencies around the area.
Politics & Government
LSEVT participants get to see our Government in action with a trip to Montpelier. This is the only session held outside of Southern Vermont.
January 9th *
Participants get to tour the Southern State Correctional Facility and Springfield Police Department. The session includes presentations from Correctional Facility personnel and a past-inmate panel.
Communication & Media
Participants learn about different uses of communication and media in Southern Vermont. Last year when visiting Brattleboro Community TV the class got to try their hand at producing a news segment.
Participants hear from many different speakers discussing Economic Development plans and projects throughout Southern Vermont.
The Education session is held at an area Technical Center. Participants get to tour the Center and learn about different programs offered to students. They also hear from speakers about education on the State and local level.
Traditionally held in Brattleboro or Springfield, LSEVT participants get a view of the Vermont Health Care System.
June 4th * (EVENING EVENT - no day Session on this date)