LOXXVIII Session Dates
September 10-12, 2017
Leadership Development Retreat
The Leadership Oakland class will participate in a two-night foundation retreat where participants are provided an overview of the region and its challenges, insight into their own leadership style, and an opportunity to get to know their fellow Leadership Oakland classmates. They will also set individual and group goals for their year in the Leadership Oakland Cornerstone program.
October 11, 2017
Economy & Government Session
This session will look at the local and global economy and how it impacts the region and state. Local, regional and state officials will share information on governmental structures, key issues and responsibilities in the region.
November 8, 2017
Non-Profits & Human Services
In this highly experiential session, participants will understand how non-profits are structured and how they contribute to our communities. They will get a close look at human service agencies and discover how they function as valuable resources.
December 13, 2017
Health & Environment
Understand the most current key issues and challenges facing the health care industry as well as industry growth and innovations. Explore environmental topics from a variety of eye-opening perspectives.
January 10, 2018
Diversity & Inclusion
Building an increased awareness, understanding and sensitivity to a range of diversity issues is the focus of this rich session. Participants explore the impacts of diversity in the region, as well as personal and professional relationships.
February 14, 2018
Hear first hand from those involved in the criminal justice system from federal to local perspectives. Optional "special access" experiences make this an amazing and memorable session.
March 14, 2018
Explore the most current issues and innovations in education from early childhood through adult. Site visits will inform, inspire and amaze!
April 11, 2018
Arts & Culture
The significance of maintaining and nurturing a broad spectrum of arts & entertainment activities in our community will be the focus of this session. Highly experiential and highly satisfying.
May 9, 2018
Shaping the Future
This session brings the year full circle. What does the future hold for Oakland County and Southeastern Michigan? Participants will take the knowledge and insights they have obtained throughout the program to develop their personal plan of action to tackle some of the region's most critical challenges. Many lifelong friendships are cemented during this session.
June 13, 2018
At this highly popular event, Leadership Oakland participants and their guest are invited to celebrate the completion of the Cornerstone Program and the participant's commitment to continued leadership.