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Best Party Ever Honoree Announcement

Best Party Ever Honoree Announcement

Three noteworthy Austinites will be honored for their contributions to the Austin community in an upcoming celebration hosted by Leadership Austin. Ballet Austin Executive Director Cookie Ruiz, Ron Kessler of the Ron Kessler Group, and Lydia Clay of Momark Development were selected based on their…

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Congratulations to Austin Under 40 Finalists

Congratulations to Austin Under 40 Finalists

When our office received the list of Austin Under Forty finalists, we were so proud to see so many Leadership Austin alumni! We are so happy to see that you are in the community, making an impact and being recognized for all your hard work….

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Engage for March: Erasing the Mental Health Stigma

Engage for March: Erasing the Mental Health Stigma

Erasing the Mental Health Stigma According to a recent report from the Texas Judicial Council, approximately 1 million Texans experience serious mental illness in a given year. How does this impact you and the people in your life? What are we doing as a community…

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Focusing on Community Trusteeship: Message from Board Chair

Focusing on Community Trusteeship: Message from Board Chair

Looking for a New Year’s resolution? As Leadership Austin Alumni and friends, I would ask you to consider a renewed focus on one of Leadership Austin’s core values — Community Trusteeship. There is so much divisiveness around us today in need of a conscious decision…

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Info & Tickets for Feb Engage: Is education the key to success?

Info & Tickets for Feb Engage: Is education the key to success?

How do we help those who are getting left behind? A look at post-secondary education as the key to success As our country wrestles through the multitude of things that divide us, it is important that we don’t lose sight of that fact that many…

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Day of Dialogue – February 20

Day of Dialogue – February 20

This Presidents’ Day, Monday, February 20, Conversation Corps is hosting it’s first ever “Day of Dialogue.” Conversation Corps is a partnership between the City, AISD, Capital Metro, and Leadership Austin, which is administering the program and training volunteers to become facilitators.  Goals of the program…

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Sergeant Major, Come Here.

Sergeant Major, Come Here.

  Guest post from Essential Class of 2017 participant Patricia Buchholtz, Partner/Marketing Strategist at lookthinkmake.   In the Army, when you want to make a team move through a narrow passageway more efficiently and effectively, you simply gather the Sergeants Major, let them know the exact time…

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Meet the Leader: Elaine Hart

Meet the Leader: Elaine Hart

We hope you will join us for our next Meet the Leader session with Elaine Hart, the City of Austin Interim City Manager. Appointed in September 2016, Ms. Hart will discuss the most important leadership qualities while leading during a transition and her role in…

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