Leadership L.A.



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.

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

Leadership L.A. 2016 recruitment window is open. 

Admissions are highly competitive and take place on a rolling basis. The deadline is Dec. 11.

View Frequently Asked QuestionsSchedule of Seminars and recruitment flyer.

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