Join the Global Connections Summit, Feb.23
The Global Connections summit will highlight the impact of Southern California’s immigrant population in the areas of Small Business Enterprise, Social Inclusion, Education and Workforce Development and Strategic Communications. The complimentary summit, sponsored by the California Community Foundation, will discuss SCLN’s new initiative, the New American Leaders Fellowship, targeting first and second generation American leaders from Southern California’s diverse immigrant populations. View guest speakers and RSVP today. Contact Nathalie Antenor at 213.580.7549


Thursday, Feb. 23
Global Connections Summit
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Friday, March 9
Leadership Southern California Seminar 4: Focus Inland Empire
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Thursday, March 15-16
Leadership Los Angeles Seminar 1 : Orientation
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Wednesday, March 21-23
California Connections Seminar 4: San Diego
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As a recent Leadership L.A. Alumni, what are key attributes that you have benefited from and applied towards your personal and professional life?

"My fellow alumnus will understand what I mean when I say since graduating from Leadership L.A. I've been striving for balance. Balancing professional goals, personal goals, and goals around being a leader in my community. The program opened my eyes to the possibilities of community leadership and gave me the knowledge and tools to make it happen in a way that balances all the priorities in my life."

Julie Lacouture , Mom Corps Los Angeles and Graduate, Leadership Los Angeles '11


Principal for the Day , Feb. 24
Fostering a commitment to Los Angeles public schools, local business executives join education leaders to visit campuses, share resources and form partnerships that improve academic and career opportunities for area youth.
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Women Business Owners Conference, March 23

Designed especially for women business owners, this conference will address the unique challenges and issues related to marketing a business in today's economy.
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California Connections 2012 dives into Greater Los Angeles, Inland Empire, and Orange County
Last month California Connections took an in-depth look at issues surrounding education, the economy and the entertainment industry in Los Angeles, Orange County and the Inland Empire. On Jan.25, Fellows participated in a round table discussion on diversity, immigrant integration and how civic leaders can come together to face all of the challenges. "Los Angeles is a laboratory of bringing people from all over the world," said Antonia Hernandez, president, California Community Foundation (pictured above to the left). "To be an American is to believe in democracy and an open society. It is a state of mind that encompasses everyone."Read more about the day on Twitter. View Photo Gallery.

Leadership Southern California 2012 crosses over to Orange County
Leadership Southern California had the opportunity to have a bird’s eye view on what is shaping Orange County at University of California, Irvine on Feb.10.  Fellows listened to a panel which included Hon. Beth Krom, Mayor Pro Tem, City of Irvine, Tim Shaw, Manager of External Affairs, Orange County Great Park Corporation, Michael Bishop, Senior Deputy Superintendent, Santa Ana Unified School District, and Marnie Primmer, Executive Director, Mobility 21. Panelists covered the regional politics, public works, and the tangible diversity which truly exists within Orange County. “There are over a hundred institutions of faith, a very multinational and international business profile here, with CEOs having professional relationships beyond Orange County”, said Hon. Beth Krom. Read more about the day on Twitter. View Photo Gallery.


Leadership L.A. still accepting applications for 2012!
The Leadership L.A. fellowship has been helping L.A.'s up-and-coming leaders expand their influence, develop their careers and gain insight into their community since 1987. It is for individuals who are becoming increasingly active in community leadership roles and need to understand the issues shaping the city and county. View Leadership L.A. Class of 2011 photo gallery. Applications will be accepted throughout February. There is still time to apply for Leadership L.A. 2012. For more information, contact April Tam, or 213.580.7526.

Celebrating 25 years of dynamic leadership
SCLN is proud to be celebrating 25 years of excellence in leadership. This year represents the 25th anniversary of Leadership L.A. and SCLN is excited to host activities throughout the year to help celebrate this achievement. Stay posted!


"The greatest potential impacts of stem cell research are addressing health care needs, job creation, investment opportunities and increasing global outreach."

-Dr. Peter Donovan , Director, Sue and Bill Stem Cell Research Center at University of California, Irvine for Leadership Southern California 2012 Seminar: Focus Orange County.



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.

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