Alameda County is accepting applications for its 12th Leadership Academy, a free, six-session interactive symposium for people who live, work, or own a business in the county.
Through presentations from top county leaders and small group exercises, the academy provides an opportunity for the community members to increase their knowledge of local government.
Participants will learn about the wide range of services provided by Alameda County, its mission and budget development process. Sessions will emphasize leadership and communication skills such as public speaking, as well as mock budget and other public policy exercises.
Participants also will acquire knowledge on how to increase civic involvement and network with other community members.
The academy runs Oct.3, through March 6. Sessions are usually held the first Wednesday of each month from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. at facilities throughout the county.
Interested applicants can obtain additional information and complete an online application at www.acgov.org/adultleadership, or by contacting the County Administrator’s Office at (510) 272-6510. The application deadline is Sept. 14.