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Sep
7
to May 12

Start of the new class! Info for ALL Leadership Golden Sessions 2019-2020

Leadership Golden education sessions are held at various locations throughout the city.  Most sessions are scheduled from 6:00 - 9:00 p.m. 

(The exception is the session on Saturday, Sept. 7 which begins in the morning and which you MUST attend in order to move forward with your class.)

 A light meal is provided at 6:00 pm and the sessions begin at 6:30 pm. It is the practice to start on time and some sessions may end early. Note: Locations for the sessions will vary.  No sessions are scheduled in December.

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Sep
7
8:00 AM08:00

Leadership Golden Orientation and City Facilities Tour

The first session of the Leadership Golden (LG) seminar series is a full day and held on a Saturday. It begins with a continental breakfast provided by LG, followed by spending some time getting acquainted with fellow participants, the LG Steering Committee members and the LG Board of Directors. 

Presentations include a brief history of LG, a review of the overall program, introduction to the Class Project, and an introduction to the concept of Leadership.

After lunch, which is provided by LG, the afternoon is spent touring city facilities. Although the places visited can vary from year to year, the Police Department, the Fire Department, and the Water Treatment Plant are normally on the agenda.

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Oct
8
6:00 PM18:00

Government

How does Golden government operate?  What is Home Rule? How does the City Council function? How can citizens give input to the city? Any other questions? The answers are here! The City Manager, the City Attorney, and a City Councilor usually present this informative session.

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Nov
12
6:00 PM18:00

Growth and Development

Presenters at this session in the past have included a representative from GURA, Jefferson County Open Space and the Director of Planning for the city. 

Topics include those foremost in people's minds at the time, as well as general topics suggested by the Steering Committee, recommended by the presenters and/or requested by class participants.

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Jan
14
6:00 PM18:00

Education

Representatives from the three levels of Golden schools (Elementary, Middle School and High School) and the Central Administration for Jefferson County Schools (Superintendent and/or Area Administrator) take part in this session. 

The format for the evening can vary, but recently an open forum has proven to be effective. The panel answers questions about their particular part in educating our youth as well as education in general.  

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Jan
28
6:00 PM18:00

Higher Learning

In this session a general overview of the Colorado School of Mines will be presented as well as a look at the facilities master plan, insights into student life, and an explanation of special programs and continuing education. 

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Feb
11
6:00 PM18:00

The Arts

Golden has plenty of opportunities for those interested in the arts – either as a spectator, or a participant.

Sessions from years past have included presentations from Golden’s Foothills Art Center, Miners Alley Playhouse, the Rocky Mountain Quilt Museum, and the city’s Public Arts Commission.  This is a fun evening!  Expect to learn about two or more of Golden’s entities for the arts!

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Mar
10
6:00 PM18:00

Justice

This is a very memorable session! 

It is usually held at the Jefferson County Detention Center, and the evening ends with a tour of the detention facility. 

Presenters for this session have, and most often do include a First Judicial District Judge, the County Sheriff, Golden’s police chief, and the District Attorney. This is a full eveningof extremely interesting information regarding ourjustice system from several angles. 

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Apr
21
6:00 PM18:00

An Experience in Governing

So you want to be on City Council, maybe even the Mayor!   Or perhaps you just want to address the council, pro or con, on a given issue. Well, here is your chance! 

The last session of the year is held in Council Chambers and the evening consists of a "mock" council meeting discussing a current city-related issue.  The class members are given roles to play (council member, mayor, citizen~pro, citizen~con).  

Background material is provided to make the role playing easier. Let the meeting come to order!

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