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1Berkshire Director of Member Services
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
December 1, 2021 – Berkshire County, MA – 1Berkshire is accepting applications for its 2022 Berkshire Leadership Program which is now in its twenty-second year.
WHAT: Berkshire Leadership Program (BLP) applications open, apply now, as only 30 candidates are selected to participate in the program each year.
WHO: 1Berkshire. Learn more at https://1berkshire.com/berkshire-leadership-program-blp/
WHEN: Applications are open until 12/9/2021
WHERE: The application and more information about the program can be found at https://1berkshire.com/berkshire-leadership-program-blp/
WHY: BLP seeks, prepares, and involves individuals from every career level who are committed to addressing community challenges and moving the Berkshires forward. There have been more than 650 community-minded graduates of the program since its inception in 1997.
BLP brings participants to the next level of personal development and community engagement. The program kicks off with a two-day retreat, which includes training in many facets of leadership, problem-solving techniques, and networking. The retreat is followed by an economic development bus-tour of Berkshire County and eight weekly evening sessions on topics that define a community, including education, workforce development, government, energy, community engagement, creative economy, healthcare, and leadership.
BLP Steering Committee Co-Chair Ricardo Morales stated “Berkshire Leadership Program was the bridge between me and the community I live and work. Through the program and with the professional connections I made, I can understand the opportunities and challenges in our county and know that I am prepared to take action as a leader in my community.” Ricardo is the Commissioner of the Department of Public Works for the City of Pittsfield.
1Berkshire is a county-wide organization focused on economic development and promotion of the region as a preferred place to visit, to live, and to grow a business. It provides programs that connect businesses with each other and with potential customers, as well works to develop future leaders and support entrepreneurs. For more information, visit 1Berkshire.com.