The best way to predict the future is to create it.

- Peter Drucker

Learn to Lead

The Leadership Institute (LI), sponsored by the Puyallup Sumner Chamber of Commerce, is a premier leadership development program designed to identify, educate and motivate a network of community leaders and increase each individual’s capacity to serve the Puyallup and Sumner communities. Selected participants learn through seminars, team project development, panel discussions, direct interaction with community leaders, and a variety of experiential activities.

L I is designed for high potential employees who are ready to focus on core leadership skills and poised to move up in their organizations. For nine months, L I participants receive specialized leadership training frameworks from the book The Leadership Challenge by Kouzes & Posner. This transformative learning opportunity takes an individual’s potential and turns it into powerful performance.

Learning Outcomes, Themes, and Related Activities

What do participants get out of the class and how will my organization benefit?

  • Strengthen Leadership Practices
  • Identify individual skills that guide leadership efforts
  • Create and engage with a network of professional peers
  • Learn about AND connect with the Puyallup/Sumner communities
  • Contribute to community betterment through a Team Learning Project

Encourage the Heart: Community Learning Project
Enable Others to Act: Hello Neighbor Activity
Model the Way: Leadership Trait Assessment
Challenge the Process: Making an Impact on Your Community
Inspire a Shared Vision: Informational Visits to Public and Private Entities

How will my organization benefit?

Your employees will

  • Learn to identify their strengths and utilize them in a leadership capacity
  • Develop skills to effectively motivate others within your organization
  • Cultivate relationships with business and community leaders
  • Be given privileged access to knowledge of vital community resources and infrastructure
  • Identify organizations within the community that are in alignment with your company’s vision and service mission
  • Adopt a mindset of servant leadership

Each of us is a part of a great
Puyallup-Sumner community. The
Leadership Institute builds community
through relationship and leadership
development, in the classroom and out
and about in our two cities. The program
is a unique way to grow as well as give
back, and leaves participants with lasting
insights, skills, and friendships.

– Glenn Kasman, President Good Samaritan Hospital Multicare

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