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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 Los Angeles 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 2014 is $3,500 with a 10 percent credit for Los Angeles Area Chamber of Commerce member organizations.

Issues include:

  • 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

Skill development:

  • Civic Entrepreneurship Framework
  • 360 Leadership Style Assessment
  • Mindfulness
  • Building Your Leadership Portfolio

Want to compare Leadership L.A. with SCLN's other Leadership Fellowships? Click here.

2014 Fellowship Information

How to Apply

Leadership L.A. 2014 (Cohort 1) is now in session. View schedule of seminars

Leadership L.A. 2014 (Cohort 2)
 is now accepting applications! The application deadline is May 9 and the Fellowship begins on June 19, 2014.

Thank you for your interest in applying for Leadership L.A.2014. Please note that the application process contains several open ended questions that may require some time. 
We estimate the application to take 30-45 minutes to complete.   

  • Click here for the electronic application. For more information or questions, contact Blanca Zarate, 213.580.7547.


Program Archive

Leadership L.A. 2012
Leadership L.A. 2011
Leadership L.A. 2010
Leadership L.A. 2009
Leadership L.A. 2008

For archive information from 1987-2007, please contact SCLN at 213.580.7526 or scln@lachamber.com.