• Leadership Little Traverse Curriculum and Requirements


    Community Awareness/Understanding

    Leadership Little Traverse Participants will gain an understanding of the many different facets of our Community.

    • History
    • Education
    • Human Services
    • Government
    • Economy
    • Environment


    Leadership Development

    Leadership Little Traverse Participants will also work on their own personal leadership growth.

    • Team Building
    • Visioning
    • Conflict Resolution
    • Personal Strengths Assessment
    • Presentation skills
    • Creativity
    • Ethics
  • Personal Leadership Plan

    To exit the program, each participant will be asked to create a Personal Leadership Plan to help keep the energy and motivation going once the sessions are over.

    Community Service Project

    Participants will also take part in a class-wide Community Service Project. Selected by the class, this project will require all members to step-up and do their share to help a community cause.

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  • Mentorship

    Mentoring can play a positive role in fostering personal and professional growth. As part of Leadership Little Traverse, you will be given the opportunity to develop a strong relationship with a mentor over the course of the program. By serving as a bridge between monthly sessions, mentors will provide continuity and help each participant maximize the impact of the experience. The Mentoring Program will benefit both the mentor and the participant. The mentor offers information, advice, and encouragement. The participant offers a new perspective, energy and potential. You'll both learn and grow from this experience!


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  • Previous Class Projects


    2007 - Community Free Clinic/NMRH

    Raised funds, renovated waiting room, landscape exterior, raised awareness for the former Community Free Clinic facility.

    2008 - MANNA                                                             

    Raised funds for new freezer system, and raised awareness for this community food bank.

    2009 - Challenge Mountain                                      

    Coordinated the agency’s largest event and assisted with the development of strategies for board development, fundraising, volunteer recruitment and other organization management issues.

    2010 - Northwest Michigan Community Action Agency               

    Wreaths for Warmth—Sold wreaths and other items to raise funds for heating assistance programs.

    Raven Hill Discovery Center - Built and installed a sun dial at Raven Hill and helped clean and prepare the grounds for a new season.

    2011 - Nehemiah Project Hospitality House         

    Raised funds and hired a contractor to build a fire escape and make other building improvements on the newest home acquired by the Nehemiah Project.

    2012 - Articipate/Crooked Tree Arts Ctr.               

    Organized a youth art exhibition in Downtown Petoskey that was supported by a day of art clinics for local students.

    2013 - Great Start Collaborative                        

    Worked with Great Start Collaborative to Free Cycle Program collect and distribute gently used books across Emmet, Charlevoix and northern Antrim Counties.              

    2014 - Angel Ambassadors                                 

    Helped Angel Ambassadors finish work to formalize the organization and make it operational as an entity to provide services to area veterans and their families. The class hosted a veterans event in Pennsylvania Park.

    2015 - Safe Routes to School                                 

    Assisted the Health Dept. of NW Mich. with survey work to help identify safe routes for children to walk or bike to and from school. Hosted a Bicycle Safety Assembly at Petoskey Middle School.

    2016 - Dept. of Human Services                           

    Remodeled a room where visitations occur between foster children and their parents.

    2017 - Women’s Resource Center                        

    Raised funds for and installed a new Playground at the Women's Resource Center Safe Home.

    2018 - Nehemiah House                                       

    Raised in excess of $25,000 to assist the Nehemiah House in much needed improvements and renovations.

    2019 - NCMC Foundation

    Raised $44,000 to pay for the purchase and installation of solar panel array on the campus of North Central Michigan College.

    2023 - Habitat for Humanity/LTBHP

    Raised $15,000 to help with Foundations for our Future and created an housing needs awareness campaign for Little Traverse Bay Housing Partnership

    2024 - NCMC Child Care Initiative

    Raised $14,000 to help the North Central College Child Care Initiative and created a video series for awareness on the child care crisis and its impacts. 

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