WHA/UC Davis Executive Leadership Scholarship Winners Report

The UC Davis Executive Leadership Program is winding up this week, with the last session of the 10-week personal and professional growth experience on May 16.

Following a competitive selection process, Rainbow Chamber members Glen Chadwell of Bloodsource and Dr. Kelly Byam of Abel Pet Clinic won full scholarships to the program, an exclusive opportunity for RCC members made possible thanks to a generous partnership between Western Health Advantage and UC Davis Extension. Chadwell and Byam were selected from more than 25 applicants for the scholarships, valued at $5,000 each.

“I’m grateful to have the scholarship and the opportunity to enhance my leadership skills,” Chadwell said. “I’m having a great time learning and participating in such rich discussions. Our class is a diverse group of people from many different industries in the Sacramento area. It’s made for a great learning experience.”

“Being in this class alongside many other business leaders has been inspirational, and the materials offered can be life changing,” Byam said. “It has been an honor to represent my company and the Rainbow Chamber here.”

The UC Davis Executive Leadership Program is designed to help participants master practical tools and techniques designed to turn successful managers and executives into exceptional leaders; learn from experienced business professionals who understand the leadership challenges that arise every day; engage in real-world case studies, hands-on exercises and insightful peer discussions that have an immediate, positive impact on the way one leads. All course materials and gourmet meals are provided to program participants. For more information about the program, visit http://extension.ucdavis.edu/unit/business_and_management/executive_program/index.asp.

“We are delighted to have this opportunity to invest in the development of future leadership within a vibrant community that is playing an increasingly important role in the economic growth of the Sacramento region,” said Rick Heron, chief marketing and brand officer for Western Health Advantage. “By providing this scholarship opportunity, we aim to both strengthen our company’s partnership with the Rainbow Chamber of Commerce and support the diversity that is a driver of economic growth and prosperity.”

“Leadership is an essential, teachable skill that transforms organizations and individuals,” said Sharon Huntsman, director of the UC Davis Executive Leadership Program. “We’re thrilled to have this opportunity to help grow the leadership capacity of Sacramento’s LGBT community.”

 

Western Health Advantage, UCD Extension Offer 2 New $5000 Scholarships to RCC Members

Western Health Advantage and UC Davis Extension are co-sponsors of two new Sacramento Rainbow Chamber of Commerce scholarships to the UC Davis Executive Leadership Program. The two competitive scholarships, valued at $5,000 each, will be offered exclusively to members of the Sacramento Rainbow Chamber of Commerce in 2013.

Western Health Advantage“On behalf of our board and Chamber members, we are immensely honored at the confidence these two great partners, Western Health Advantage and UC Davis Extension, have placed in us,” said Dr. Darrick Lawson, president of the Sacramento Rainbow Chamber of Commerce. “It is only in recent years that the contributions LGBT business owners, professionals and community leaders have been broadly recognized. We know this tremendous new opportunity for learning and growth will benefit both our LGBT community and the Greater Sacramento
community as well.”

The UC Davis Executive Leadership Program is an intensive 10-week personal and professional growth experience meeting weekly on Thursdays, 1:30 to 8 p.m., March 14 through May 16, 2013. Applicants must be members in good standing of the Sacramento Rainbow Chamber of Commerce and may apply online at  https://extension.ucdavis.edu/unit/business_and_management/executive_program/index.asp. Deadline to submit applications is Feb. 1, 2013.

“Leadership is an essential, teachable skill that transforms organizations and individuals,” said Sharon Huntsman, director of the UC Davis Executive Leadership Program. “We’re thrilled to have this opportunity to help grow the leadership capacity of Sacramento’s LGBT community.”

UC David Extension Executive Leadership ProgramThe UC Davis Executive Leadership Program is designed to help participants master practical tools and techniques designed to turn successful managers and executives into exceptional leaders; learn from experienced business professionals who understand the leadership challenges you face every day; engage in real-world case studies, hands-on exercises and insightful peer discussions that have an immediate, positive impact on the way you lead. All course materials and gourmet meals are provided to program participants. For more information about the program, visit http://extension.ucdavis.edu/unit/business_and_management/executive_program/index.asp.

Western Health Advantage, a long-time RCC corporate partner, is a not-for-profit health plan created some 15 years ago by local doctors and their hospitals, offering a refreshing alternative to the expensive bureaucracy of national HMOs. For more information, visit http://www.westernhealth.com/welcome.cfm.