- Jul 23, 2015
Applications for Leadership Northbrook, an eight session program that offers a comprehensive, firsthand look at the inner workings of Northbrook, are now being accepted. The program features presentations from top level civic, business and government officials, along with private tours of some of the Village’s landmark businesses and community resources. Modeled after a program begun in Atlanta over 45 years ago, Leadership Northbrook’s goal is to deepen the understanding of the resources and challenges facing the Village of Northbrook and the North Shore region, while establishing networks among emerging leaders.
The half day sessions are scheduled on the second Friday of each month starting in September and continue through April. The class kicks off with a driving tour of important Northbrook landmarks and is held at a different location each month, including the Village Hall, Techny Towers, Glenbrook North High School, and Glenbrook Hospital. Tours of prominent businesses are also on the agenda, including UL, Bernhard Woodwork, Northbrook Court and Highland Baking.
The class draws on real world examples and is presented in a manner that is conducive to adult learning. Topics covered in the Leadership program include an understanding of Northbrook’s rich history, an overview of municipal government, planning and zoning issues, opportunities and challenges of the Northbrook business climate, educational resources, and life safety services. One of the most popular sessions includes a teamwork exercise at the Park District’s Teams Challenge Course, which involves fun exercises that help participants get to know each other as well as identify leadership traits.