Clallam County Rural Community Leadership Program information

Rural Development Initiatives invites Clallam County residents to participate in the upcoming West End Rural Community Leadership class. This FREE program, supported by Benjamin Phillips Fund and Medina Foundation, is based on the belief that thriving rural communities develop from a broad base of skilled and motivated leaders and a collaborative network of diverse local organizations.

The Rural Leadership Program delivered by Rural Development Initiatives:

• Focuses on developing the community leadership capacity of individuals

• Is completely free and includes tuition, meals, and materials

• Asks only that participants contribute their time and commitment to complete the class program.

• Will take place beginning in September 2022. Classes will be held virtually and in-person at a Forks location on the following dates (bolded dates are in-person sessions):

September 21, 5:30pm-7:00pm October 5 and 6, 5:30pm–8:30pm / 9:30am–2:30pm

October 13, 5:30 – 7:30 pm November 2 and 3, 5:30pm–8:30p / 9:30am–2:30pm

November 16, 5:30 – 7:30 pm December 1, 5:30 – 7:30 pm

February 8, 2023, 5:30 – 8:00 pm March 29 and 30, 5:30pm-8:30pm / 9:30am-11:30am

The deadline to register is August 25 . Go to to fill out the online registration form.

Space is limited to 25 participants so register early! We will reach out in advance of the kickoff session to learn more about you and your leadership goals and provide additional program information and materials.

Area residents who wish to gain new tools for making positive change in the local community are encouraged to register. A typical class consists of approximately 25-30 individuals (from high-school students to retired seniors) with leadership experience ranging from new/young to emerging to seasoned.

For questions or more information please contact Christine Gilmore, [email protected] or 208-631-1734

Rural Development Initiatives delivers this engaging, community-focused leadership curriculum. This community leadership training has been provided across rural Washington, Idaho and Oregon. There are nearly 9,000 graduates representing the business, government and non-profit sectors across nearly 100 communities. Curriculum concepts include: personality types and leadership styles, community development models, group development, models for group decision making, and volunteerism.

To learn more about the program, visit