Monday, January 25, 2010

Candidates Sought for Leadership Program

This September Bergen LEADS will begin its third year and you can be a part of it. Applications are now avialable for the Bergen LEADS Class of 2011. Bergen LEADS is an innovative, 10-month learning and leadership program for adults who live or work in Bergen County. An application form can be downloaded at

Diversity of participants is essential. Applicants are encouraged from business, nonprofit, civic and faith-based organizations and government agencies as well as from the community at large. Bergen LEADS seeks representation from the broad array of ethnic, racial, religious, political and socio-economic groups within Bergen County.

The program, sponsored by the Volunteer Center, is under the guidance of former Bergen County Executive William “Pat” Schuber. Participants are immersed in a stimulating curriculum that not only introduces them to topical issues of local importance, but also enables them to explore their leadership styles, enhance their leadership capacity and become meaningfully engaged in helping to solve some of the challenges facing Bergen County. Bergen LEADS participants meet monthly; most seminar days begin and end at Bergen Community College in Paramus.

Additional information about the program and the selection process, as well as tuition and financial aid eligibility, is available at The Class of 2011 will be announced in June, and the monthly seminars will begin in September. For more information about Bergen LEADS, call 201-489-9454. ext. 119, or email

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