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NeighborWorks Umpqua accepting applications for their 1st Community Leadership Institute

NeighborWorks Umpqua in Roseburg (File/SBG photo)

ROSEBURG, Ore. – NeighborWorks Umpqua has announced the commencement of recruitment for the organization’s first-ever Community Leadership Institute (CLI).

Starting in November, NeighborWorks Umpqua will be working with local Roseburg residents the first Saturday of each month through April 2018 to provide "a unique, rigorous training designed to draw out and sharpen a participant’s leadership skills in the hopes of educating and promoting a more engaged citizen," the organization said in a news release.

NeighborWorks Umpqua is looking for interested residents within the Roseburg area to join the ranks of the CLI cohort.

“NeighborWorks Umpqua is ecstatic to be hosting the organization’s first Community Leadership Institute at the Roseburg Senior Center starting this November,” said NeighborWorks Umpqua Director of Community and Economic Development, Michelle Martin. “We are looking for applicants who are looking for ways to become better leaders for their communities, but have yet to take that first step in their development. Applicants can expect a rigorous, educational course that will enrich both the individual and their immediate community.”

Part of NeighborWorks Umpqua’s mission is the dedication to providing important community development services to the residents of Coos, Curry, and Douglas Counties. The CLI is an important part to delivering on this promise, the organization said, adding the curriculum of the CLI will be familiar to those who have seen similar trainings facilitated by the Ford Family Foundation.

“The CLI’s design is rooted in a number of popular, accredited trainings, and was developed as an homage to the trainings held by the Ford Family Foundation,” explained Martin. “The trainings will run in earnest, starting November 4th with our orientation. Classes will run from 1 pm to 4 pm the first Saturday of each month until graduation in April.”

All interested participants will need to apply before October 30th.

All qualified applicants will be contacted on November 1st with more information about the coursework and expectations.

For more information about the curriculum or to sign up, download an application from the NeighborWorks Umpqua website at www.nwumpqua.org/cli/.

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