Clallam County Rural Community Leadership Program Information

Rural Development Initiatives invite residents of Clallam County to participate in the next West End Rural Community Leadership Class. This FREE program, supported by the Benjamin Phillips Fund and the Medina Foundation, is based on the belief that thriving rural communities grow from a broad base of skilled, motivated leaders and a collaborative network of diverse local organizations .

The Rural Leadership Program offered by Rural Development Initiatives:

• Focuses on developing the community leadership capacity of individuals

• Is completely free and includes tuition, meals and materials

• Only asks participants to give their time and commitment to complete the course program.

• Will be held beginning September 2022. Classes will be held virtually and in-person at a Forks location on the following dates (dates in bold are in-person sessions):

September 21, 5:30-7 p.m. October 5 and 6, 5:30-8:30 p.m. / 9:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m.

October 13, 5.30 – 7.30 p.m. November 2 and 3, 5.30 – 8.30 p.m. / 9.30 a.m. – 2.30 p.m.

November 16, 5:30 – 7:30 p.m. December 1, 5:30 – 7:30 p.m.

February 8, 2023, 5:30-8 p.m. March 29 and 30, 5:30-8:30 p.m. / 9:30-11:30 a.m.

The deadline to register is August 25. Go to to complete the online registration form.

Space is limited to 25 participants, so register early! We will contact you prior to the kick-off session to learn more about you and your leadership goals and provide additional program information and materials.

Area residents who want to learn new tools to make positive changes in the local community are encouraged to register. A typical class consists of approximately 25-30 people (from high school students to retired seniors) with leadership experience ranging from new/young to emerging to seasoned.

For questions or more information, please contact Christine Gilmore, [email protected] or 208-631-1734

Rural Development Initiatives offers this engaging, community-focused leadership program. This community leadership training has been delivered in rural Washington, Idaho and Oregon. There are nearly 9,000 graduates representing the business, government, and nonprofit sectors in nearly 100 communities. Program concepts include: personality types and leadership styles, community development models, group development, group decision-making models, and volunteerism.

To learn more about the program, visit

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