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JANUARY 2011
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This year SCLN is expanding its Network through an online presence on social media platforms like Twitter, Facebook, Flickr, YouTube
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Click the links above to join us for seminar recaps, upcoming events and other daily insights into regional leadership. Your enthusiasm, feedback and participation are encouraged!

Also stay tuned for a new and interactive website coming soon to www.leadershipnetwork.org
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COMING UP

Friday, Jan. 28, 2011
Leadership Southern California 2011 Seminar 3: Focus Los Angeles - The People, Places & Trends
more info l view class roster

Tuesday Feb. 8, 2011
Leadership Initiative: Global Connections: Armenian-Americans & Southern California
more info & register now

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ALUMNI SPOTLIGHT

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What lessons for leadership do you hope civic leaders will take away from SCLN's Global Connections program next month with the Armenian-American community?

"The Armenian community has always been passionately committed to civic duty, public service and philanthropy. A seminal example is the founding of the Armenian General Benevolent Union (AGBU) in 1906, the world’s largest Armenian non-profit organization. As the AGBU Executive Director for California, I am very proud to be part of a deeply rooted organization firmly committed to inspiring philanthropy, promoting social responsibility and volunteerism, and investing in community.

At the upcoming Global Connections dinner on Feb. 8, attendees will have the unique opportunity to hear from and interact with a very distinguished panel of American-Armenian community leaders. The dialogue of the evening will touch on a variety of topics including the importance of education and culture, civic engagement, the role of media, and business and economic trade from the perspective, in part, of Diasporan Armenians.  

I feel honored to moderate this Global Connections event, the first of its kind with the American-Armenian community, and look forward to a rich dialogue, the exchange of ideas and opportunities to network
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-Yasmin Alpay, Executive Director, Armenian General Benevolent Union; and Graduate, Leadership L.A. 2010.

 
 LEADERSHIP
 LEARNING

Full STEAM Ahead! Conference, Feb. 3-4
STEAM Education – science, technology, engineering, arts and mathematics – is vital to our state industries and gives us our competitive edge. Town Hall Los Angeles and Corwin Press present a 2-day conference designed to share best practices on classroom techniques that work, regardless of changes in funding or legislation. K-12 teachers receive free admission to the conference.
more info & register now


Become a Principal for a Day,
Feb. 25

Join L.A. business leaders and public school principals for a day of hands-on exchange. This program of the L.A. Area Chamber and UNITE-LA helps foster an understanding about the opportunities and challenges of leading a public school as you interact with students who aspire to enter your industry or profession. You will also have an opportunity to discuss with educators how you might be able to work together in the future.

more info & register now

Women in the Boardroom seminar, 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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ISSUES

Get inspired by our region's top leaders through SCLN's Leadership Blog
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SCLN's video blog series continues to highlighting our Civic Entrepreneurship Framework. This framework emphasizes the importance of 1.) having a personal mission and vision; 2.) developing accelerated career strategies; 3.) utilizing creativity, collaboration and confidence; 4.) utilizing thinking skills; 5.) being open to opportunities; and 6.) taking risks for results. Every Friday SCLN posts a new video clip featuring one of six visionary Southern California leaders, each offering new wisdom and insight on civic leadership. Watch the clips now. All videos are also archived on SCLN's YouTube Channel.

NETWORK ACTIVITIES

Don't miss our next Global Connections program with the Armenian-American community in Southern California
SCLN's Global Connections program in February will feature the Armenian-American community in Southern California--home to the largest concentration of Armenians outside of Armenia. SCLN alumni, current fellows and friends are invited to this dinner program at Cafe Santorini in Pasadena on Monday, Feb. 8. Gain insight into the community's global policy linkages; media presence; economic connections; and civic engagement. Alumni receive a special rate for the dinner. View confirmed speakers and register now. Read more about SCLN's Global Connections series.

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.

SKILL DEVELOPMENT

Leadership L.A. 2011 interviews now under way
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Through Leadership L.A. 2011, participants will learn about the skills and issues necessary to become an innovative leader in Los Angeles and affect positive change. The 2011 program will provide unmatched access, unique perspectives and unparalleled partnerships to qualified business, government and nonprofit executives who are selected through a competitive application and interview process starting this week. The early application deadline has passed, but interested candidates may still apply and will be considered if space permits. View seminar dates and more information, including the online application.

OVERHEARD

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"Instead of fighting off competition, I thought that bringing people together, building a space, a sector for an industry...would help everybody."

-Charlie Woo, President & CEO, Megatoys, and Southern California Visionaries Honoree 2008, on developing downtown L.A.'s Toy District in his Leadership Blog video clip on collaboration.

PARTNER SURVEY               

Participate in a survey for civic leaders administered by the International Community Foundation

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As an active civic leader involved with the Southern California Leadership Network, you understand the strategic importance of Mexico-Southern California connections.

The recent economic downturn and concerns over drug related violence in Mexico have led to a visible drop in tourism and cross-border commerce. Charitable giving to many worthy Mexican nonprofits in the border region and beyond has also been visibly impacted.

Towards this end, the
International Community Foundation is actively assessing how it can improve its level of service delivery in order to better respond to the growing and emerging needs of Mexico’s nonprofit sector in the areas of education, health, the environment and community and economic development.

To assist the foundation in their efforts, please complete this brief survey
and return your responses to denisse@icfdn.org. The information you provide will remain confidential and you will be furnished with a summary of the key findings upon completion of the survey. Please contact  Denisse Newell at 619.336.2253 with any questions. Thank you for your participation!


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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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