Leadership L.A.


Since 1987, Leadership L.A. has been strengthening local leaders by developing and empowering leaders by offering...

behind-the-scenes opportunities for experiential learning that are paired with rich classroom discussions about the critical topics all L.A. leaders need to master.

Each fellow is given guidance and support from top leadership and professional development experts to hone your skills and help you find meaningful ways to expand your leadership abilities both in the community and at work.

New to this year's program is a day focused on the how-tos of civic engagement, including serving on nonprofit boards, government commissions or running for public office.

But it doesn't end there. As a Leadership L.A. alum, you will remain connected to the entire Southern California Leadership Network through life-long access to continued education and networking opportunities. 

Issues include:


Skill development:

  • Education and workforce development
  • Arts, culture and entertainment
  • Health care
  • Law and government
  • Economics
  • Natural resources
  • 360 leadership style assessment
  • Internal dynamics of leadership
  • Building your leadership portfolio
  • NEW: Civic engagement curriculum -- how-tos of serving on nonprofit and government boards or commissions and running for public office

Compare Leadership L.A. with SCLN's other leadership fellowships

How to Apply

We are currently accepting applications for Leadership L.A. 2017! Apply today! Admissions to Leadership L.A. are highly competitive and qualified applicants are accepted on a rolling basis. Early applications are encouraged. Apply before the early application deadline on Oct. 28!

View Frequently Asked Questions and Schedule of Seminars.

For more information, please contact Blanca Zarate at or 213.580.7547.



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For archive information from 1987-2007, contact SCLN at 213.580.7526.