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April 2014 Essential Class Day Takeaways

April 2014 Essential Class Day Takeaways

Guest post from Essential Class of 2014 participant Mary McDowell, with her thoughts on the April class day on regional healthcare. Mary is the Director of Operations at People’s Community Clinic. —– The room rang with Senator Kirk Watson’s refreshingly unvarnished declaration, long known to…

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March 2014 Essential Class Day Takeaways

March 2014 Essential Class Day Takeaways

Guest post from Essential Class of 2014 participant LaTonya Pegues, with her thoughts on the March class day on arts and creativity. LaTonya is CEO of BOAZ Enterprises. —– What a memorable time we had during our Arts and Creativity class day at the Long…

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Essential 2015: Application Now Available; Recruiting Events in May and June

Essential 2015: Application Now Available; Recruiting Events in May and June

Applications for the 2015 Essential class are now available on the Leadership Austin website. You can begin filling out the online application at any time and save your progress as you go. Make plans to attend one of our upcoming recruiting receptions below to learn more…

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Essential 2015 Application and Info Session Details Go Live on Monday

Essential 2015 Application and Info Session Details Go Live on Monday

We’ve received many recent requests for information about our next Essential class, which will begin in September 2014. To those interested in the program—or to those alumni who are fielding requests as well—please note that the official application for the Essential Class of 2015 will…

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February 2014 Essential Class Day Takeaways

February 2014 Essential Class Day Takeaways

Guest post from Essential Class of 2014 participant Matt Stillwell, reflecting on the February class day on education and workforce development. Matt is an independent insurance agent in Austin. —– Susan Dawson (Essential 1992)—an engineer by trade and E3 Alliance President by passion—led our morning sessions. She…

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January 2014 ESSENTIAL Class Day Takeaways

January 2014 ESSENTIAL Class Day Takeaways

Guest post from Essential Class of 2014 participant Heather Miller, reflecting on the January class day on Austin’s transportation, land use and housing. Heather is director of marketing at Outbox (stealth). —– Full disclosure: My first job in Austin was managing TxDOT‘s 2004-2005 public education…

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December 2013 ESSENTIAL Class Day Takeaways

December 2013 ESSENTIAL Class Day Takeaways

Guest post from ESSENTIAL Class of 2014 participant Leslie Wingo, reflecting on the December class day on Austin’s diversity and inclusion. Leslie is a partner with Sanders\Wingo Advertising. —– We define others and ourselves by how we see the world and how we see our…

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November 2013 ESSENTIAL Class Day Takeaways

November 2013 ESSENTIAL Class Day Takeaways

Guest post from ESSENTIAL Class of 2014 participant Mike Grable, reflecting on the November class day on Austin’s natural environment. Mike is president at Lone Star Transmission, LLC.—– In preparing for our November session on the natural environment, we read about Robert Gifford‘s seven “Dragons…

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