Leadership San Juan Islands
Leadership San Juan Islands (LSJI) is a 501(c) 3 nonprofit educational organization that offers a community leadership program run largely by its alumni, and funded primarily by tuition. LSJI is building a lifetime network of diverse community participants who care deeply about the future of the San Juan Islands and strive to create a healthier community.
Now in its ninth year, LSJI’s 11-day educational program, comprised of two learning tracks, begins with a program orientation on January 11 and ends with graduation on May 31. The program includes five one-day community competence-building sessions on governance, economics, health/education/welfare, culture/history, and environment. At three two-day retreats, participants learn the community leadership skills of team building, meeting facilitation, conflict resolution, and systems thinking. Program days are held on each of the three main San Juan Islands at least twice during the five-month period of the program. There have been over 100 graduates of the program during the past eight years, over 20 from Lopez, over 30 from Orcas, and over 50 from San Juan. Tuition this year is set at $650, and there is a $35 nonrefundable application fee.
The Madrona Institute is a proud supporter of LSJI program. For more information about the 2013 program that is now accepting applications, visit the LSJI website: Leadership San Juan Islands