Wednesday, October 13, 2021
Arrival Time: 9am
Leesburg Center for the Arts
429 W Magnolia St, Leesburg
Attire: Class shirt & name tag, business slacks and comfortable walking shoes
Each year during this class day, Leadership Lake donates food and other staples to the Lake Cares Food Pantry and The Open Door. Please note the attached shopping list for the food pantry. For the Open Door, please bring new or lightly used men's, women's and children's socks, hats or gloves.
Of course, you are not required to bring any or all of the above, but together we make a huge difference. My personal motto: Together we can!
9:00 a.m. – 9:30 a.m. Welcome, Housekeeping & Set up: Maryann & the class
9:30am How to be of service to your community, What it means to be on the Board of a Non-profit – Maryann Krisovitch, Leadership Lake Program Director & Tandy Hammond, Executive Director, South Lake Community Ministries
9:45am Non-profit Spotlight
11:00am Companions for Courage – Joanne Hart’s volunteer teams
11:45am Travel to Beacon College Student Center, 118 E. Main St, Leesburg
12:00pm New Vision for Independence - Chantel Buck, Executive Director
1:30pm Lunch (provided) - Leesburg Center for the Arts, 429 West Magnolia St.
2:00pm Guardian Ad Litem – Amaryllis Ortega, Assistant Director of Recruiting & Training, 5thCircuit
2:30pm Deaf & Hearing Services of Lake & Sumter Counties - Mariah Delgado, Executive Director
3:00pm Early Learning Coalition of Lake County – Timothy Lane, Chief Program Officer & Shelby Buford, CCRR Coordinator
3:45pm LifeStream Behavioral Center, Child Development Center & LAKE Academy & The Open Door – Rick Hankey, Executive Vice President, Jill Baird, Sr. Vice President, Wesley Paul, Associate VP of Business Operations
4:30 p.m. – 4:45 p.m. Special Announcement
I hope that you found your Leadership Lake opening retreat an enjoyable and beneficial experience! As we discussed, following each class day, you will receive a survey link to evaluate the day. Please take your time filling each one out. The Board and I review every comment and take your recommendations into consideration. Occasionally, there is a bigger picture reason why we may not be able to incorporate your idea into the class, but we make every effort to do so.
Please click the link below and provide your comments NO LATER THAN 5pm on Tuesday. Please check with your buddy to make sure they saw this email!! Points point points!!!
Points as they stand today are:
Red Team - 7
Yellow Team - 7
Green Team - 6
Blue Team - 4
The Board of Regents, Alumni & I are excited to host you for this weekend's opening retreat!
Here's what you need to know for this weekend's retreat:
Date: Friday, October 1 & Saturday, October 2
Time: Arrive promptly at 7:45am Friday Breakfast will be provided in the Camp Challenge Dining Hall. Your retreat will be completed around 11am on Saturday.
Location: Camp Challenge Dining Hall -31600 Camp Challenge Rd, Sorrento (Coming from the west on SR 46, about 1 mile past the intersection of CR 435, Camp Challenge will be on your right coming from the west. There is a sign pointing to Camp Challenge just before the road you turn onto. Once on the camp road, take your first left and make your way to the parking area near the dining hall.)
Attendance: There is no leaving the property from Friday morning until Saturday morning when class ends.
NO Smoking: There is no smoking permitted on Camp Challenge property. It's bad for you anyway.
Meals: You will be provided with breakfast, lunch and dinner on Friday and breakfast on Saturday. If you have special dietary needs, you are welcome to bring any food or drink. We do have large walk-in coolers in the dining hall so you can put your food in there. If you know how to make large pots of coffee, please come a little early Friday morning. I'll be arriving at 7am. I have no coffee skills. If I have to make it, you get what you get!!!
Dress: Summer casual for SimSoc during the day Friday. You will be inside and outside & it’s still HOT so wear cool clothes and comfortable shoes, no heals please. (Shorts are fine as long as they are not your grubby yard work shorts!) After SimSoc, you will be given your Class of 2022 shirt to change into for the evening's festivities with the alumni. You will also wear your new shirt Saturday morning. We will be taking your class photos between SimSoc and dinner.
SimSoc: The SIMSOC activity provides participants with a new understanding of the complex dynamics taking place in our community. Enjoy this learning experience! Don’t take it personally, but DO take its lessons with you. Except for breaks designated by your facilitators, you are not permitted to leave your team's area. On the break prior to lunch, you CANNOT enter the dining hall until escorted in by an alumni! You must read pages 1-32 prior to Friday and BRING YOUR BOOK WITH YOU! And no, you don't need to bring any money for this weekend.
Alumni/Class Evening Festivities: The Class of 2020 will be your hosts for dinner and an evening packed full of fun activities! They have asked that you bring “Active Wear” which means sneakers & shorts for some of the events. I would also bring a T-shirt or other comfortable shirt in case you need to change out of your Leadership shirt. We don’t want you to ruin it on your first day! Again, there is no need to bring dressy clothes or heals.
For the overnight: The camp provides a twin bed with a mattress. You will need to bring your bed linens or sleeping bag and a pillow plus your usual overnight personal items, including a towel for the showers. Ear plugs and personal fans are also a good idea! We will have some large box fans to help move the A/C around as well. When you arrive on Friday morning, bring all your stuff into the dining hall so nothing melts in your car during the day!
Name Tag: Wear your name tag during the entire retreat. (OK, you can take it off in the shower and bed, but that's it!)
Health & Safety: Leadership Lake is not requiring you to wear a mask, you should do s at your own discretion. If you feel ill at any time during the retreat, please notify me immediately and remove yourself from your group.
Any questions, just ask! See you all Friday at 7:45am!
Thank you for joining Leadership Lake County, an independent 501(c)3 leadership program established in 1990 and dedicated to the development of Lake County and its community leaders. Our goal is provide a forum for participants to increase their awareness and commitment to the development of the Lake County community. The program provides a greater understanding of the complex social and economic issues that are shaping the future of Lake County and its residents. By raising the levels of awareness, knowledge, and active participation in the county as a whole, class members are better prepared to lead the county in the future.
Leadership Lake County requires a major time commitment from the participants, with full-day programs held once to twice a month for eight months
1. Wear your Leadership shirt and name tag to each class day or Leadership event. Your team will lose points for each name tag or shirt infraction.
2. If you have any dietary restrictions, please advise Maryann ASAP. We will do the best we can to accommodate you.
3. Attend all required sessions and conduct yourself in a professional manner. You will be given ample notification prior to each month’s class as to the location (with directions) and start time, dress code, etc.
4. Be on time. If you are ten minutes late, you have delayed 30 other people as well. Your team will lose points for your tardiness.
5. Participants missing more than two sessions will be immediately dismissed from the program. Upon dismissal, there is no appeal and no refund of tuition.
a. Definition of Absences constituting a Session:
i. Absence of four (4) hours or more constitutes a full day.
ii. Absence of less than four (4) hours constitutes a half day.
6. If you will be absent, arriving late or leaving early for any reason, please let Maryann and your buddy know in advance so we are not looking for you. IF something comes up the night before or day of class, don’t email Maryann, text her.
7. As a courtesy to our facilitators, cell phones, iWatch, shoe phone, etc. (voice, e-mail, and text) are not to be used during class meetings, guest presentations or while on tours. They are permissible during designated breaks only. Stepping out to take a call is not permitted. Your team will lose points for each cell phone infraction.
8. Transportation is provided during class days and you are expected to ride the bus. Self-driving is not permitted. This is your opportunity to network!
9. Complete your DISC personality insight assessment and return to Maryann by September 28
10. Attend the MANDATORY OVERNIGHT SIMSOC session October 1 & 2 at Camp Challenge. Bring a set of twin sheets and pillow for your bed plus your overnight items including ear buds for snorers! You will receive your Leadership shirt on the first day for class photos.
11. Arrival time is 7:45am on Friday 10/1. We expect to be finished Saturday morning by 11am (including clean up).
12. Select two class photographers and two class enforcement officers.
13. Read pages 1-32 of your SimSoc manual prior to coming to the event.
14. Return your Easter Seals signed waiver at Orientation.
15. Complete two approved internships (different than participants own industry). Each must be at least 4 hours in length. Participants are responsible for arranging their internships. All internship paper work is due by April 15, 2022.
16. Quality of Life/Arts & Environment Day in May is a MANDATORY SESSION. This is the day you will select your officers and your class project.
17. Graduation for the Class of 2022 is scheduled for May 19, 2022 (location TBA).
18. Commit to participation in a class project and alumni events during second year. Fund raising event & selection of class project done by beginning of April.
19. Help us grow the program! Fill out your daily evaluation sheets honestly and include suggestions for additions to the agenda.
20. Be present and be involved! Ask questions, participate in class day activities, engage with your classmates and you will reap the benefits of the program!
21. Put Maryann’s cell number into your phones now! 352-434-5025
Welcome to Leadership Lake Class of 2022!
The time is finally here, your Leadership Lake experience is about to begin!
Date: Thursday, September 23, 2021
Time: 4pm - be prompt!
Location: Lakeside Lanes Meeting Room, 1950 Classique Lane, Tavares
Attire: Business casual
From 4pm to about 5pm, the Board of Regents and I will review our expectations for your class. You will receive your name badges which are to be worn for ALL Leadership Lake events along with your Simsoc book for the opening retreat on October 1&2.
You will be given instructions for preparing for the opening retreat however, you WILL NOT receive any information about Simsoc itself. You will receive a separate email closer to that event. In the rare event that you have participated in one before, please let me know. There is a strict Leadership rule all around the country, no one talks about Simsoc! Don't google it either!!!
Your class buddy will be assigned this evening as well. This is the person who will make sure you don't get left behind as we travel around the county. It cannot be someone you will be likely to ride to class with so if I accidentally assign it that way, please let me know ASAP so we can change that. It doesn't help if both of you are late in the same car!
After 5pm, the alumni will start arriving and we encourage you to mingle with them during the evening. We have set aside five lanes for the Class and alumni to bowl a few games as a Meet & Greet team building exercise. Lakeside Lanes is offering us $10/person for shoes & to bowl 3 games.
Leadership Lake will provide you each with a drink ticket for your first round. Iced tea, coffee and soda are already included. We will also have some appetizers available for you to snack on. The staff will check in with us during orientation and you can order something then if you like. Along with the bowling fun, Lakeside also has a nice bar so stay as long as you like!
If you are a vegetarian or have special dietary needs due to health issues, please let me know. (I do not mean that you don't like hamburger, I'm not a restaurant!) I will make every effort to accommodate you, but you may occasionally have to bring some food with you depending on our day.
Finally, since it seems I am having trouble getting my emails through to some of your servers, I will also post my emails here on your Class page.
Leesburg Center for the Arts
Leesburg Center for the Arts
IPS Driving and Gun Range 13000 Frankies Road, Tavares
IPS Driving and Gun Range 13000 Frankies Road, Tavares
Each class member must complete two internships of at least five hours each outside of your current industry. Take your form with you as you must fill out and have your sponsor sign the internship form. You will find the form in the Class files section below.