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Leadership L.A.

Developing Community Leaders in Los Angeles

GLOBAL ECONOMY: Fellows of Leadership L.A. have the unique and exclusive opportunity to experience the port complexes of Los Angeles and Long Beach, where they get a first-hand look into the critical trade infrastructure keeping our region globally competitive. They meet the top leaders in this sector and hear about the challenges and opportunities facing those individuals. View photo galleries.

Leadership L.A. has been strengthening L.A. County by developing and empowering leaders since 1987.

The Leadership L.A. program includes eight monthly, full-day sessions devoted to key community issues and personal development exercises. This fellowship is for individuals who are becoming increasingly active in community leadership roles throughout L.A. County who need to understand the issues shaping the city and county.

Fellows learn through first-hand experiences about such issues as water, education, health care, public safety and arts, culture and the creative economy. They get in-depth knowledge of L.A. city and county, develop their skills as leaders through our signature curriculum, and build strong and lasting relationships between class participants and organizations they encounter. Tuition cost of the fellowship for 2015 is $3,500 with a 10 percent discount for Los Angeles Area Chamber of Commerce member organizations.

Issues include:


Skill development:

  • Education and workforce development
  • Arts and culture
  • Health care
  • Media and entertainment
  • Law and society
  • Ports and airports
  • Neighborhood development
  • Water and environment
  • Greater Los Angeles
  • Civic Entrepreneurship Framework
  • 360 Leadership Style Assessment
  • Mindfulness
  • Building Your Leadership Portfolio

Compare Leadership L.A. with SCLN's other Leadership Fellowships

Fellowship Information

How to Apply

Leadership L.A. enrollment window has closed for the 2015 cohort.

 For more information, contact Blanca Zarate, 213.580.7547.

Program Archive

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