Welcome to the Leadership Los Alamos Class of 2016

LLA class of 2016 members gathered at the Los Alamos Nature Center.The 2016 Leadership Los Alamos Class kicked off its orientation weekend on Friday Aug. 28 at the Los Alamos Nature Center. The new class consists of 27 adults who live and/or work in Los Alamos, and are eager to become more aware of various aspects of our town with an eye towards enriched community involvement. The class gathered on the patio, enjoying the outdoors as the summer evening turned to night.

Phil Bryson, president, On The Edge Productions, Ltd. LeAnne Parsons and Ken Smithsonled the class in a variety of leadership and team building activities designed to help participants get to know each other. Bryson specializes in developing high performing leaders and teams through the skillful design and deployment of experiential learning initiatives and training programs that help accelerate leadership, team and organizational development. Phil has been involved in corporate training, consulting with executive teams of 40 of the Fortune 100 companies, including Microsoft, Intel, Nike, Lucent Technologies and GE.

On Saturday the class met at the amphitheater in Bandelier National Monument. Class members learned about their unique leadership styles and engaged in team building exercises designed to enhance learning about the styles. Bryson uses a personality test which defines people as analytics, amiables, drivers or expressives. There was a lot of laughter as students gathered by their main personality trait and discussed the pros and cons of each style.

Leadership Los Alamos is dedicated to the development of informed leaders who understand issues, define problems, develop solutions, and achieve positions of higher responsibility in Los Alamos. This year class members will be challenged to observe, discuss and put their leadership skills into action between now and their graduation in May. In addition, Leadership Los Alamos is partnering with the Eastgate Toastmasters Club to provide some training in public speaking.


Fresh air and activity fueled appetites! Dinner on Friday was provided by alumna and former board chair Debbie Huling. On Saturday Ruby K's and the Blue Window catered, bringing the food out to Bandelier. After dinner entertainment included Jules Carson juggling and Jeremy Smith playing didgeredoo.

Happy hour at the fire tower. Open air diner catered by the Blue Window with a sunset view

If you are interested in learning more or participating in the program, please click the "Applying to the Program" link above left.


 Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed citizens can change the world.  Indeed, it's the only thing that ever has."   -  Margaret Mead 


Leadership Los Alamos is a nonprofit, 501(c)(3), tax exempt organization founded to identify current and emerging leaders in the Los Alamos community, enhance their leadership skills, and deepen their knowledge of the challenges and opportunities facing our area.  

In the Leadership Los Alamos program you will learn as much about yourself as you do about leadership, teamwork, and the community. We sincerely hope you will consider applying and join those making a difference in our community. To learn more, visit our About Leadership Los Alamosand Applying to the Program pages.



Upcoming Events:                                                  

  • See LLA EVENTS for information on other sessions.


  • Please contact Nancy Coombs to participate in the LLA Alumni Group.           

  • Also - attend one of the current class sessions and get to know and mentor this year's participants!

  • Contact Us if you have any questions or suggestions.            


Thank You!

Principal Sponsors

Los Alamos National Bank

Thank LANB !!!


Los Alamos County

Thank the County !


Other Supporters

Bandelier National Monument

University of New Mexico - Los Alamos

Valles Caldera National Preserve

Los Alamos Family YMCA

Los Alamos Daily Post

Los Alamos Monitor


And Very Special Thanks To

Phil Bryson with
On The Edge Productions

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