College offers leadership program

SAN MARCOS — The Leadership North County, or LNC, program recently announced that applications are now being accepted for the class of 2011. This program is offered through the Cal State University San Marcos Extended Learning with the goal of informing and inspiring leaders in North County.
LNC is a 10‐month comprehensive leadership program that fosters the growth of community leaders. With the hope that they will serve as catalysts in building a stronger region, LNC orients program participants to how the North County community functions and works to increase awareness of the issues affecting the area.
“I’ve found the entire LNC experience rich, dense, stimulating, exhausting, and totally worthwhile,” said Beckie Garrett, governing board vice president for San Marcos Unified School District and participant in Leadership North County’s class of 2010 program. å“LNC provides a look at the workings of our North County that I wouldn’t otherwise have had the opportunity to see. The course offers a big picture view of how our region functions independently, as well as how it interacts with the rest of the county and state.”
LNC launches a new program cohort each year in September, and the group meets one day a month through June. Each month, through seminars, tours and exercises, new regional issues or topics are explored including government, energy and water, economic drivers, land use, education, public safety, and health care.
Applications will be accepted through June 4. To download an application or to learn more about the LNC program, visit www.csusm.edu/LNC or call (760) 750‐4020.

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