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September 2016

Beechwood Hotel Orientation

September 9, 2016 @ 3:00 pm - September 10, 2016 @ 8:00 am
Beechwood Hotel, 363 Plantation St.
Worcester, MA 01605 United States
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We look forward to meeting you on Friday, September 9 at 3 p.m. at the Beechwood Hotel! Our overall purpose at the retreat is to build our sense of community as Worcester area leaders, to learn a lot more about the history, culture and geography of the area, and to become familiar with the Leadership Worcester program.  Course Information (Students Only)

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October 2016

Economic & Community Development

October 13, 2016 @ 8:30 am - 4:15 pm
WPI, 60 Prescott Street
Worcester , MA United States
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Economic and community development is a critical concern to Worcester. Creating vibrant neighborhoods bolstered by economic prosperity has been a priority of the city for many decades. This session will explore the challenge of encouraging economic opportunity – through land development and job creation – while simultaneously building strong, stable communities engaged in the new economy. Course Information (Students Only)

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November 2016

Urban Environment and Sustainability

November 10, 2016

Central Massachusetts political influence is significant and growing. Participants will meet with key governmental leaders - municipal, state, and federal - to discuss public management, public policy, and the political process. The group will engage in a hands-on project to explore the challenges of municipal finance, including revenue generation and budgeting. Course Information (Students Only)

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December 2016

Diversity, Inclusion & Equity

December 8, 2016

Central Massachusetts political influence is significant and growing. Participants will meet with key governmental leaders - municipal, state, and federal - to discuss public management, public policy, and the political process. The group will engage in a hands-on project to explore the challenges of municipal finance, including revenue generation and budgeting. Course Information (Students Only)

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January 2017

Education & Youth Development

January 12, 2017

The majority of this session will take place at Worcester Technical High School (link to PDF of map below) located at 1 Skyline Drive in Worcester.  Parking is in the garage on campus, enter through the main doors and sign in with security. The session will begin promptly at 8:20 am. If snow is forecasted, you will be updated the evening before the session. Please review the following documents: Session Agenda Campus Map Education Reform Report Education and Youth Budget Report Education and Youth Practices Report Presenter…

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February 2017

Population Health and Medicine

February 9, 2017

Leadership Worcester devotes a session to Health because of the adage - “If you don’t have your health, you don’t have anything.”  This session will familiarize participants with the changes underway to improve access to and the quality of health care, while also addressing payment reform to manage the cost.  In applying a broad definition of health, the socio-economic determinants of health status will be examined as will the actions being taken in Worcester to be recognized as the healthiest…

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March 2017

Arts, Culture, and Quality of Life

March 9, 2017

Arts and culture are integral components of any livable community. Worcester’s museums, creative entrepreneurs, and thriving food scene are a major regional asset – they educate our youth, attract visitors from around the world, and provide hundreds of jobs. How does Worcester celebrate its past, leverage existing assets, and learn from its neighbors to take itself to the next level? Participants will meet with local and regional leaders to explore this topic.   Documents for review: Session Agenda   Strategic Plan…

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April 2017

Criminal Justice & Public Safety Net

April 13, 2017
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May 2017

Closing Retreat and Celebration

May 11, 2017
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