MARCH 2011



Thursday, March 17, 2011
Speak Up California! Downtown Los Angeles
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Tuesday, March 22 - Wednesday, March 23, 2011
Leadership Southern California 2011 Seminar 5: Access Sacramento
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Thursday, March 24, 2011
Speak Up California! Inland Empire
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Friday, March 25, 2011
Leadership Southern California 2011 Seminar 6: Focus Inland Empire - The People, Places & Trends
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Monday, March 28, 2011
Speak Up California! San Fernando Valley
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Tuesday, March 29, 2011
Speak Up California! Long Beach
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EnergyExecs now recruiting
The U.S. Department of Energyís executive leadership program is now recruiting public- and private-sector decision-makers interested in learning more about renewable energy and energy efficiency technologies through a non-technical approach. The program is not intended for vendors and purveyors of energy services.
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Asia Pacific Business Outlook,
March 28-29

If you are doing business in the Asia/Pacific region, this is the one conference you canít afford to miss. Find answers to your questions on 14 economies by choosing from 60 sessoins and private one-on-one consultations. Get the latest information and connect with expert and insiders.

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 "To Catch a Dollar" film screening, March 31
On March 31, the Sundance documentary "To Catch a Dollar" premieres in theaters nationwide. This one-night-only event will spotlight the promise of microfinance in America through stories of brave women entrepreneurs. Following the film will be a special simulcast panel moderated by CNBC's Maria Bartiromo and featuring Nobel Laureate Muhammad Yunus, Kiva.org President Premal Shah and financial powerhouse Suze Orman. This event will kick off a long-term campaign to reframe perceptions of poverty and to extend the reach of financial services in America.
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 West Hollywood Women's Leadership Conference, April 9
Join local women at the 5th annual West Hollywood Womenís Leadership Conference on Saturday, April 9. The mission of the conference is to provide tools and support for women to be successful leaders in their private lives, in business and in the community.
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 Women in the Boardroom, April 25
Women in the Boardroom is an executive leadership event in Los Angeles on April 25 designed to assist in the preparation for board service - better qualifying and connecting attendees with the right resources. Panelists are executives with for-profit board experience and a desire to share their knowledge and necessary tools for serving as a director.
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 Did you miss a seminar while you were a leadership fellow?
Alumni of Leadership Southern California and Leadership L.A. may audit a class seminar, as space permits. To attend, view seminar dates and email scln@lachamber.com to reserve your spot.
Leadership Southern California visits Orange County for in-depth look at people, places and trends
The Leadership Southern California Class of 2011 explored the people, places and trends shaping Orange County today, beginning with an economic overview of the region from Brad Kemp, Beacon Economics. "Communities in Orange County that are closest to the L.A. border have the lowest income because that area is the most affordable for homes in Orange County," said Kemp. The group also focused on issues shaping Orange County, like high-tech and green jobs growth; community cooperation and public works; and regional politics and transportation revitalization, meeting with City of Santa Ana Councilmember Michele Martinez; Marnie Primmer, Mobility 21, and more. Local case study excursions took place at the California Institute for Telecommunications & Information Technology at the University of California, Irvine (pictured); in Little Saigon, and at the South Coast Repertory. View photo gallery.

Get engaged in the California reform movement with California Forward, March 17

Join us to move California forward. With our State government currently unable to tackle crippling debt, stubbornly high unemployment and an eroding education system, itís time to break through the bureaucracy and restructure government to bring it closer to all of us. California Forward, in partnership with Hispanas Organized for Political Equality (HOPE) and the Southern California Leadership Network, is engaging a wider community of stakeholders to address California reform issues through a series of meetings in March, with the first one on Thursday, March 17 at the United Way of Greater Los Angeles. You can also join us in the Inland Empire, San Fernando Valley and Long Beach throughout March. Register now or contact Kamilah Martin,  213.580.7549 for more information.


Support SCLN's new California Connections Fellowship

The Southern California Leadership Network is inviting organizations interested in gaining maximum exposure to some of California's key leaders, while also demonstrating support for this statewide initiative and its commitment to strengthening leadership in the State, to become a sponsor of California Connections. The California Connections Fellowship in 2011 will facilitate statewide civic engagement and building of new relationships. With a growing Advisory Board, SCLN is developing programming to engage leaders across in the state in important dialogues on issues of mutual importance. Now, more than ever before, Southern California leaders have an opportunity to connect on a statewide level and propel California in a positive direction through new and innovative partnerships. Read more about sponsorship opportunities. Read more about the California Connections Fellowship, recruiting in May 2011.


Leadership L.A. 2011 final selection now under way, recruitment calendar set for upcoming Fellowships

The Leadership L.A. Class of 2011 is in its final stages of selection and begins in April with an unprecented number of enthusiastic civic leaders. SCLN would like to sincerely thank the alumni members of the 2011 Recruitment & Selection Team for their tireless efforts during this recruitment cycle. To refer qualified candidates, or receive a notice when applications are available, please join our mailing list. Fellowships begin recruitment in:


"Santa Ana policy has traditionally focused on city initiatives... but now there is movement for us to play a more regional role in transit, public safety, zoning and land use policies benefiting both city residents and the Orange County region as a whole."

-Hon. Michele Martinez, Councilmember, City of Santa Ana, at the Leadership Southern California session focusing on Orange County.




Youíve created the Career Journeys program at the Miguel Contreras Learning Complex in downtown L.A. that invites leaders to share their experiences with high school students. How did Leadership L.A. inspire you to start this program?

"My leadership mission statement was 'to help talented people achieve their potential.' During our Leadership L.A. education session, we visited Miguel Contreras Learning Complex. I was so impressed by the motivation and awareness of these students, I wanted to get involved. What struck me, though, was what a narrow view they had of potential careers.

The goal of Career Journeys is to widen their perspective about options and expose them to a variety of paths to success. Through Leadership L.A., the L.A. Area Chamber and the Los Angeles Economic Development Corporation, I have a huge pool of successful people to reach out to. Each week I bring in a speaker to talk to three groups of college-bound juniors and seniors. The program has been a huge success and enjoyable for everyone involved."

-Glenn Barney, Vice President, Business Development, COM DEV USA & Graduate, Leadership L.A. 2010


Who Are We?
The Southern California Leadership Network's mission is to develop a productive network of exemplary and diverse leaders in the business, government and community sectors who are capable of addressing the critical challenges facing the Southern California region. For more information, visit www.leadershipnetwork.org.

Southern California Leadership Network, 350 S. Bixel St., Los Angeles, CA 90017
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