DKN is a company that not only has a ton, but grows a ton of leaders and a big way that we’re focusing on doing that is through The Ladder Program. This relatively new undertaking is a mentor led and team driven program that helps aspiring team members participate in and share new experiences in ways they’ve never been able to do before. This program takes a year to complete and involves reading, participating in discussions, and carrying out projects, all with the support and guidance from a seasoned mentor. Our first ever class from The Ladder graduated on May 13th and at their request we threw a big party at the hotel of their choice, which just so happened to be the beautiful Pierpont Inn in Ventura! After a brief ceremony and a few tear jerking speeches they threw their hats in the air and enjoyed a night of fun and celebration with their families and fellow graduates knowing very soon, they too would be joining the ranks of the next generation of leaders at DKN!