• Leadership Little Traverse Schedule and Requirements

    What are the attendance requirements for LLT?

    Leadership Little Traverse is a commitment of not only time, but more importantly, energy and effort.
    Applicants should not apply if they cannot fully commit to the 9-month schedule.

    LLT Class members are required to attend and fully participate in all aspects of the LLT Core Curriculum.

    • Scheduled components include Orientation, Opening Retreat, monthly Trainings, Closing Orientation and Graduation. LLT Class members are expected to arrive on time, fully participate, and stay the entire time.

    • Ongoing components include Prepwork, Network, and small group work with the Local Literacy Project. LLT Class members are expected to self-schedule (or small group-schedule) and complete these in between monthly trainings with a time commitment ranging from five to fifteen hours per month.

    Failure to meet these requirements will jeopardize the class member’s graduation and alumni status. 
    The core curriculum is purposefully designed to maximize learning, so you can make the most of your community leadership journey.


  • LLT Core Curriculum – 2019/2020 Schedule


    Thursday, September 12, 2019
    1:00-5:00 p.m.


    Opening Retreat 
    Wednesday, September 25, 2019
    1:00-9:00 p.m.

    Thursday, September 26, 2019
    8:00AM-5:30 p.m.


    (Second Thursday of every month)
    8:00 a.m. - 5:30 p.m.

    October 10, 2019
    November 14, 2019
    December 12, 2019
    January 9, 2020
    February 13, 2020
    March 12, 2020
    April 9, 2020


    (Ongoing between monthly trainings averaging two-four hours per month) Class members use an on-line portal and complete assigned Prepwork to gain baseline knowledge. Prepwork allows us to dive in and go deeper during our face-to-face time together at monthly trainings.

    (Ongoing between monthly trainings averaging one hour per month) Class members spend time outside monthly trainings developing a support network of LLT alums, mentors and contacts connected to their area of interest. Network includes meeting up one-on-one, following up with a speaker, and initiating new contacts.

    Local Literacy Project
    (Ongoing between monthly trainings averaging four-eight hours per month)
    After each monthly training, class members build off their learning by heading out into the community to gain direct experience and firsthand knowledge. The Local Literacy Project is a challenge to apply leadership skills, discover your passion, and chart your path of service. Class members will be required to attend certain events/meetings/activities that are essential to civic leadership (e.g., City Council meeting, Chamber of Commerce State of the Community luncheon, site visit at a non-profit, use public transit, spend time at a state/city park or preserve), and will be able to choose others based on their specific interests and goals. In March, class members will create teams to design and implement an A2A: Awareness to Action project based on a chosen theme/issue.

    Closing Retreat
    Thursday, May 14, 2019
    8:00  a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

    Thursday, May 21, 2020
    5:30-8:30 p.m.

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