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Candidates Sought for Bergen County Leadership Program

Participants in Bergen LEADS, Bergen County’s premier learning and leadership program, will discover much about themselves via lecture, field trips and site visits, and are encouraged to become meaningfully engaged in helping solve area challenges.
Participants in Bergen LEADS, Bergen County’s premier learning and leadership program, will discover much about themselves via lecture, field trips and site visits, and are encouraged to become meaningfully engaged in helping solve area challenges. Photo Credit: Bergen Volunteer Center

HACKENSACK, N.J. -- Bergen LEADS - an innovative, 10-month learning and leadership program for adults who live or work in Bergen County - is now accepting applications for the Class of 2017.

Bergen LEADS, now in its eighth year, is a program of the Volunteer Center of Bergen County. Under the guidance of former Bergen County Executive William “Pat” Schuber, participants are immersed in a curriculum that introduces them to topical issues of local importance and encourages them to explore leadership styles, enhance leadership capacity and become engaged in helping to solve some of the challenges facing Bergen County.

The online application form for the Class of 2017, which begins in September 2016, can be accessed at www.bergenleads.org and is due by April 11.

Each candidate must complete a simple individual profile form and provide essay answers to specific questions. The new class of 30 participants will be announced in June.

Bergen LEADS seeks representation from the broad array of ethnic, racial, religious and socio-economic groups within Bergen County.

Tuition for Bergen LEADS is $2,000 per person. Scholarship assistance is available for those with financial need.

Additional information about the program is available at www.bergenleads.org or by contacting Beanne DeGuzman at 201-489-9454 Ext. 203, or bdeguzman@bergenvolunteers.org .

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