Leadership Santa Fe is a program designed to enhance leadership resources for the community of Santa Fe. We accomplish this by giving civic-minded people a vehicle for their community-oriented energies, and providing access to community leaders and policy makers.
Over the course of eight months Leadership Santa Fe participants attend workshops focused on building leadership skills, and sessions dedicated to various civic awareness topics. Participants meet with established leaders in county and city governments, business, education, human services and the arts, and explore ways to meet the challenges of Santa Fe’s future.
This integrated form of leadership building ensures that each individual identifies their strengths as a leader in the community, learns how to work with others to find sustainable solutions, and cultivates a network of community leaders.
“David Markwardt is doing an amazing job with the leadership [skills training] days…we learn about how we as individuals interact with others as a team in a safe environment where mistakes are not only accepted, but guaranteed to be made and learned from. I have gained so much more insight to my individual leadership style over only three different days than I could have imagined.”
“Leadership Santa Fe was a good opportunity to learn about the issues that are presenting within our community; and discussing collaborative solutions with Santa Fe’s private, non-profit, and public sector leaders. The civic awareness topics are all well composed and well presented; the leadership and team development exercises are a highlight of each session.”
“I found the information helpful, and the contacts that I made with people in the community were even more valuable.”
“Leadership Santa Fe has given me the tools to grow both personally and professionally.”
“Leadership Santa Fe introduced me to people and places that I might not have otherwise had access to.”
“I can honestly say it has been one of the richest experiences of my life”