Arts & Recreation Day

Inspiring museums, dynamic speakers, beautiful weather, and engaged class members made for a spectacular Arts & Recreation Day held April 15, 2016 at Bainbridge Island Museum of Art, Kids Discovery Museum, Kiana Lodge, and Suquamish Museum. More …

Arts & Recreation Day Sponsors: Bainbridge Island Museum of ArtCultural Arts Foundation Northwest, and the Suquamish Tribe.

Public Safety Day

Public Safety Day was held March 11, 2016 and explored Kitsap County’s law enforcement, emergency preparedness, fire safety, courts, and jail – and how all work together to keep us safe and build community. More …

Public Safety Day Sponsors: Law Office of Sanchez, Mitchell, Eastman & Cure, PSC and South Kitsap Firefighters Local 2876.

State Government Day

February 5, 2016 Leadership Kitsap headed to Olympia for an opportunity to meet our local legislators and key state leaders. More …

State Government Day Sponsor: Port Madison Enterprises

Healthy Community Day

Healthy Community Day was held January 8, 2016 at Harrison Medical Center, Silverdale. The day was all about exploring Kitsap County’s health challenges, resources, and resilience. More …

Healthy Community Day Sponsors: Harrison Medical Center and Holly Ridge Center.

Economics Day

Economics Day was held December 4, 2015 at Watson Furniture, Poulsbo. Participants witnessed the interconnectedness of all aspects of our local economy. More …

Economics Day Sponsors: Advantage Nissan and Home Builders Association of Kitsap County

Education Day

Education Day was held November 13, 2015 on the Olympic College Bremerton campus and gave class members insight into education from birth to adult continuing education in Kitsap County.
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Education Day Sponsors: Kitsap Community Resources and the Olympic College Foundation

Governance Day

Governance Day was held on October 16, 2015 at the Kitsap County Administration Building in Port Orchard. It was a great day of discovery into the inner workings of Kitsap County Governance.
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Governance Day Sponsor: Contract Management Services

Leadership Development Day

Our first Challenge Day was spent the day at White Horse Golf Club, Kingston. The day was filled with insights on leadership from local leaders and self-reflection on leading with one’s strengths.
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Leadership Development Day Sponsors: Port Madison Enterprises, Town & Country Markets, & White Horse Golf Club.

Opening Retreat

The Leadership Kitsap Class of 2016 began their 10-month leadership journey with a two-day retreat at the Seabeck Conference Center September 11 & 12, 2015.

Opening Retreat Sponsor: Kitsap Credit Union

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Now Taking Applications for the Class of 2017

Is this the year you apply for Leadership Kitsap? Join over 500 alumni making a difference in our community! Applications due May 16, 2016 (Extended!).  Learn more …

Celebrating Over 20 Years of Leadership Kitsap Graduates!

Leadership Kitsap 20th Anniversary Celebration


Thank you for celebrating our 20th Anniversary with us! We had a roaring good time! View our photo gallery here.








It is gratifying to witness the celebration of the 20th Anniversary of Leadership Kitsap. In the original presentation of the Leadership Kitsap concept to our community, I said: “one measure of a community’s success is the caliber of its leaders.” Based on the results of the past 20 years, we have reason to be very proud! Our community was fortunate to have visionary leaders, across the diverse spectrum of our public, private, and nonprofit communities, who rallied in support of better informed and committed civic volunteers. We need to appreciate the wisdom of our community in having sponsored over 500 emerging and established leaders. This servant leadership program is a significant investment in our future. While the specific impact is hard to measure, it is easy to see the impact of the hundreds of projects that have and will touch and improve thousands of lives. Congratulations and a heartfelt thanks to all who have made this a great program.

Doug Berger, Leadership Kitsap Founding President

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SERVE: Each year the Leadership Kitsap Class is divided into community service project teams. Teams choose a community service project based on their team’s interests and shared values to meet a community need and includes collaboration with a community partner. Participants gain the skills and confidence to go into the community and make a difference. Our legacy is our alumni that continue to serve the community on boards of directors and elected office.

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PREPARE: Within each Challenge Day, the class discusses a leadership capacity based on our Positive Leadership curriculum – designed specifically for civic leadership programs like ours. Positive Leadership is about harnessing the potential energy when people come together – social force. We prepare our class to lead by focusing on capacities such as authenticity, purpose, advocacy, resilience, community building, reason, and gratitude.

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