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from Kari Wiley, Leadership St. Paul Alumni (Class of 2015) and LSP Curriculum Chair
The three goals of Leadership St. Paul are not only a fun collection of words that start with C but the framework for this premier leadership program. For me, going through the cohort in 2015, planning Healthcare Day for 6 years and now as the curriculum chair, this program has brought deep appreciation and understanding of what is amazing about St. Paul and the East Metro and has opened my eyes to where there are disparities. Being a part of Leadership St. Paul allowed me to see what organizations and the community are doing to provide solutions to the issues we face and where there are opportunities for me to contribute. With program days that span all industries and sectors, I’ve been introduced to the breadth of what makes this city and region tick. Additionally, this program helped me learn more about myself with the embedded leadership curriculum that encourages self-reflection and provides a lens to approach each program day.
I am very thankful for LSP and the deep and lasting friendships, connections, and knowledge I carry forward with me.
Applications for the next Leadership St. Paul Class of 2023 are now open. My ask of you is to consider who in your network belongs in the next Leadership St. Paul "Best Class Ever" and encourage them to apply or apply yourself and join the more than 2,000 LSP alumni in making the St. Paul region a more vibrant place to live, work, and play.
Kari Wiley, Leadership St. Paul Alumni (Class of 2015) & LSP Curriculum Chair
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