Since 2004, RDI has been working with the Sherwood Trust to gather and lead a diverse cohort of people from across the Walla Walla Valley to learn together and build individual and community leadership skills. Donald and Virginia Sherwood spent most of their lives contributing to make the Walla Walla Valley a better place to live. The Sherwood Trust, a private, nonprofit foundation whose vision is “for the Walla Walla Valley to reflect the highest, sustainable quality of life for everyone,” is their ultimate legacy. The annual Sherwood Trust Community Leadership Program training consists of a structured, 48-hour curriculum that emphasizes an interactive and facilitative style, which draws on the knowledge and skills of the participants as well as the curriculum. A typical class consists of 20 to 25 individuals ranging from community college students to retired seniors and with varied leadership experience ranging from emerging to seasoned. Each class selects a project to complete which provides participants a unique opportunity to apply the skills being taught by the curriculum to a real-life situation.