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Leading By Example

A newly-promoted manager just starting his or her leadership journey.

A seasoned professional who wants to dive into the innerworkings of the Southern Nevada community and find its greatest opportunities and challenges.

A proven leader who wants to give back to the community and needs a good starting point.

No matter where someone is on their career path, leadership skills – in addition to community know-how and involvement – are key pillars in establishing effective leadership, leading by example and creating positive change for the community at large. Through Leadership Advance and Leadership Las Vegas, two programs under the Leadership Institute of Las Vegas, a professional at any point in their leadership journey has an opportunity to hone their skills, enhance their knowledge of the community, create lasting relationships with other participants and a larger alumni network, and serve as a catalyst for change in Southern Nevada. Now is the time to get informed and involved.

Leadership Advance

Leadership Advance is a program tailored specifically for emerging leaders and those who are developing into leadership roles within their organizations and the community. Advance consists of an overnight opening retreat, followed by monthly day-long sessions that dive into a particular area of life in Southern Nevada, including public safety and justice, armed forces, business and gaming and education. The second half of each session day is dedicated to practical, hands-on skills and leadership training from Randy McCrillis, Ph.D., a seasoned expert in organizational development focused on honing key individual strengths to define each participant’s unique leadership style. At the end of the program year, participants emerge with insight into their own leadership techniques and prepared for significant leadership roles, but with a deeper understanding of Southern Nevada’s challenges and opportunities.

“Advance is a great venue for emerging leaders who need mentorship in both community affairs and leadership training,” says Sonny Vinuya, 2013 graduate and vice president/small business relationship manager for Nevada State Bank. “I have always believed that commitment to continued education was one of the most important traits of an excellent leader. The Leadership Advance program is one of the best tools for that.”

Leadership Advance applications are now available. For more information on the program, including cost and a schedule of session days for the 2016 program year, or to download the application, visit Leadership.Vegas or contact Kimberly Bagdasarian, program coordinator, at 702.586.3825 or

Leadership Las Vegas

Leadership Las Vegas is Southern Nevada’s premier executive development program with nearly 1,300 graduates who continue to build upon Leadership Las Vegas’ themes of community leadership to enact meaningful and positive change throughout the Valley. Alumni include local and state elected and appointed officials, executives of Fortune 500 companies and prominent Nevada businesses, and inspiring community leaders. During an intensive 10-month program year, class members develop a keen awareness of community opportunities and challenges and emerge impassioned about shaping the future of the community. Session days are packed with expert panels, speakers, interactive tours, simulations and other activities to give participants a thorough examination of different aspects of Southern Nevada’s community, including criminal justice, business, gaming and tourism, education and community safety net.

“As a result of Leadership Las Vegas, I developed a remarkably deep understanding of our community and found ways to positively impact the lives of others,” says Jonathan Ullman, class of 2013, incoming curriculum chairman and executive director of The Mob Museum. “Along the way, I gained invaluable contacts and what I expect will be lifelong friends. To accomplish this in any other fashion would take years, if it could even be possible at all.”

Leadership Las Vegas applications are now available and due no later than Thursday, May 14, at 4:00 p.m. Please note that no incomplete or late applications will be accepted.

For more information on the program, including cost and a schedule of session days for the 2016 program year, or to download the application, visit Leadership.Vegas or contact Lisa Gough, program coordinator, at 702.586.3841 or