Our leadership training programs have been modeled across these United States, and with good reason. Leadership Salem, our adult program, has trained nearly 30 years of business and community leaders. View upcoming Leadership events in our calendar.
Instilling hope, inspiring vision, and opening doors of opportunity and commitment—that is the essence of Leadership Youth. With gang activity and the disturbing trend of increased disconnection of our youth from nuclear family relationships, community leaders and leadership organizations must step forward to act now. We must build bridges between our youth and their community.
Leadership Salem Schedule
Each of the 10 one-day sessions focuses on a different theme: leadership, community history and culture, natural resources, business and commerce, education, legal systems, human resources, government and volunteerism. The year concludes with a community service project.
Leadership Salem Quotes
Here's what past participants have said about Leadership Salem:
“As I look back at last year’s Leadership Salem experience, I had expected to learn a lot about Salem and the community needs that we face, but I did not expect to meet such a great group of friends. I very much enjoyed the time spent with my classmates. Each program day had great content that was well organized, the highlight for me was definitely the people!”
Leadership Salem Class of 2009
Jim Arnold, Boise Cascade, LLC
Carolyn Bolton, Garten Services, Inc
Leadership Salem is the premier opportunity to learn why Salem is such a great city. Participants develop and refine leadership skills, and create lasting bonds with other upcoming leaders. This program is recognized by businesses, employers and decision-makers as an important part of a leader’s preparation to serve in our community.
Leadership Salem Alumni
Tim Abshire (‘88)
Katherine Adams (‘88)
Laurie Adams (‘93)
Leslie K. Adams (’01)
Douglas C. Alexander II (‘89)
Ryan Allbritton ('06)
Leadership Salem Class of 2010
(Jonathan) Mike Andrews