Leadership Oakland is offering the public a chance to lend their voice to “Community Conversations” occurring all over the state facilitated by The Center for Michigan. The Center for Michigan hopes to have 10,000 Michigan residents participate. The sessions include opening background remarks, a short video and a facilitated meeting with hand-held technology to capture results of voting on possible strategies and action steps for our state.
These conversations are a part of the Michigan's Defining Moment Public Engagement Campaign; a multi-year effort to heighten public awareness of the significant challenges and opportunities Michigan faces and tighten the focus of statewide leaders on a common ground agenda best suited to help Michigan achieve a new era of sustainable prosperity.
Established in 1990, Leadership Oakland is a 501 (c)(3) organization focused on business and community leadership development. Leadership Oakland is a member of The Community Leadership Association. The organization provides a nine-month community leadership Cornerstone Program to participants from businesses, organizations and governmental agencies that are selected based on an application process. The organization continues to provide educational and networking opportunities to alumni after graduation from the Cornerstone Program. Leadership Oakland graduates are key business and community leaders serving as catalysts on boards of various organizations throughout the region.