Examining the Community, Creating Future Leaders
Since 1992, the Steamboat Springs Chamber Resort Association and Colorado Mountain College have facilitated the Leadership Steamboat class, a leadership training program organized to develop leaders in business and community service. Each session, twenty students are selected from a myriad of local businesses to meet roughly once a month and learn more about the community through field trips and forums designed around the basic elements of the local economy and politics as well as the issues, infrastructure, and local businesses that interest the class.
Being a leader in our valley is a choice we make. Leadership can take a variety of forms; it can lie dormant for years and emerge suddenly due to a passion or life experience; it can be a lifestyle. There are many styles of leadership - from charismatic figurehead to quiet sage. In any case, a certain commitment to improving our world, whatever that may be, is a crucial component. To improve our world requires understanding. As Steven Covey found in his famous 7 Habits of Highly Successful People, one such habit is "Seek first to understand, then to be understood." Understanding the issues facing this valley, the politics, and the players is a first step in discovering what role we might play in improving this world, this valley, this community.
Course Outline and Schedule
Randy Rudasics – Manager, Bogue Enterprise Center at Colorado Mountain College since 2006.
Previously Randy was President of Star Staffing Services in South Bend, Indiana and was a Manager with Hewlett Packard Company. Randy is a 2007 Leadership Steamboat graduate. 819-2016, firstname.lastname@example.org
Tom Kern – CEO of the Steamboat Springs Chamber Resort Association
Tom has 30 years of experience starting and facilitating leadership programs from around the country.
The 2011/2012 Leadership Class Graduates