Leadership Berks

Leadership Berks

 
Leadership Berks
 

The Core Program is designed to identify emerging and current leaders; train them about good governance practices; provide issues-based community orientation; and engage them as community leaders on local nonprofit boards and committees. Read more about our program, or Apply Now.

 
Kim Hippert
 

The Executive Program is an exclusive “fast-track” community orientation program that introduces key leaders to community-related issues in an intimate, interactive setting. The program provides a backdrop for Berks County’s past, present and future, as well as insights into the systems that drive Berks.

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Alumni Council
 

The mission of the alumni council is to foster and expand the personal, professional, and community leadership benefits enjoyed by Alumnus and support the ideals of Leadership Berks by assisting with the achievement of the organization’s objectives.

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About Leadership Berks


 
Class of 2013
 

Leadership Berks is a program dedicated to developing, supporting, and connecting community leaders in Berks County. Choose from our Core Program or the Executive Program to enhance your learning experience.

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2013 Distinguished Alumni


Virginia Dodge, Class of 2010

The Distinguished Alumni Award is presented to an alumna/alumnus of Leadership Berks in recognition for distinguished volunteer service and support for Leadership Berks programs. The award recipient’s personal and professional accomplishments exemplify excellence in leadership, exceptional community leadership, and extraordinary commitment to community engagement and service to others.

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Community Engagement

Service Learning Projects

(Sept.-May) 300+ hours
 
Program participants are assigned to a peer team to address a service learning project benefiting a local organization that allows for practical field experience with consideration to both participants interests and skills and the needs of the project. Recent examples include: feasibility or brand awareness studies, event planning, and marketing or communication plans. 

Proposals for 2014-2015 will be accepted until 7/15/14.  To submit a proposal, click here.


Nonprofits & Boards

Leadership Berks provides great benefits to local nonprofit and community organizations.

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Faculty & Presenters

Many Berks area community leaders regularly take time to present lectures and projects to our Leadership Berks classes.

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Sponsors & Supporters

Many local employers sponsor participants in the programs year after year.

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Fast Facts

  • Leadership Berks has nearly over 200 Service Learning Projects benefitting area non-profit organizations
  • Since 1985 Leadership Berks has 750+ graduates
  • Raised over $2,430,000.00 in volunteer services
  • This year's graduating class of 22 students for Leadership Berks raised nearly $18,000 for scholarships and charity

Video

To learn more about Leadership Berks and it's benefits, please watch our video.


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Toni Eckert

Toni Eckert

Executive Director, Leadership Berks
Director of Outreach Programs

Phone: 610.790.1930