Orientation Day for the 10th anniversary session of the Leadership San Juan Islands professional development program was on Jan. 10.
This first of 12 sessions was held at Harrison House of Friday Harbor.
Ron Zee and Jim Skoog (co-founders) shared the history of LSJI’s beginnings and progression. With more than 120 alumni to its credit, the positive impact on professional development locally is increasing.
This year’s co-directors are Lee Taylor, Tara Dalton and Morgan Meadows, representing program support on San Juan, Lopez, and Orcas Islands respectively.
After introductory activities and an overview of the next five months, the cohort engaged in animated dialogue regarding leadership qualities and methods, including an introduction to systems thinking and mental models.
Steven Hushebeck, treasurer and co-host for the day, assisted the cohort members with finalizing documents. Executive Committee Chair Gretchen Krampf concluded the session with a preview of the upcoming “Use of Self” retreat, to be delivered at Heartwood House in Eastsound on Jan. 24 and 25. Participants will then discover more about their personal leadership styles and engage in various processes of facilitative learning, building group cohesion and diving deeper into session goals.