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Arts & Creativity: The February 2012 Essential Class Day

Arts & Creativity: The February 2012 Essential Class Day

Guest blog post by Essential 2012 Class member Meredith Powell, following her participation in the February Essential Class session that focused on Arts and Creativity. —- Essential Arts and Creative Day Panel Speakers According to a recent GOOD web site report, in a survey conducted…

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Education in Central Texas: Complex, Changing, Crucial and Our Responsibility

Education in Central Texas: Complex, Changing, Crucial and Our Responsibility

Guest Post by Michele Walker-Moak —- February Essential Class at National Instruments In February, the Leadership Austin Class of 2012 was treated to a day-long overview of our regional education issues. I know, I know. “A day you say? This could take years.” But, the…

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January 2012 Essential Class – Transportation and Housing

January 2012 Essential Class – Transportation and Housing

Guest post from Essential Class of 2012 participant Amber Vasquez Bode. The January 2012 class day theme was “Transportation, Land Use, and Housing.” —– Austin City Council Member Chris Riley Our housing and transportation day started off with a bang via Chris Riley. I came into…

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December 2011 Essential Class – A Day for Diversity and Inclusion

December 2011 Essential Class – A Day for Diversity and Inclusion

Guest post from Essential Class of 2012 participant Ruth Gardner-Loew. The December 2011 class day theme was “Diversity and Inclusion.”—– December 14 was the third time since September that the Leadership Austin Essential Class of 2012 met for our monthly, all-day class. Each session had been…

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October 2011 Essential Class – A Crash Course in Austin’s Plan

October 2011 Essential Class – A Crash Course in Austin’s Plan

Guest post from Essential Class of 2012 participant Monica M. Williams. The October 2011 class day theme was “Demographics and Growth: Creating a Baseline.”—– Our first Essential Class day hit me in the middle of the busiest week of the year for the Austin Community…

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