Interview Form Interviewee Information Interviewer Information Interview Questions 1. Why did you decide to apply to Leadership Southern California this year? 2. Referring back to the application question about your vision for a dynamic and prosperous Southern California, how will Leadership Southern California help you advance your vision? 3. What are some issues shaping Southern California that are important to you? How have you helped to address those issues in either a professional and personal capacity? 4. What are the barriers that make it challenging to advance positive change in Southern California? 5. What are your long-term leadership objectives, personally and/or professionally? Commitment A significant time commitment is required over eight months to fully participate in LSC. Please make sure the applicant has reviewed the schedule of seminars before they provide answers to the following questions.
Will you be able to attend all mandatory seminars: Orientation June 23 and 24, for the entire day on both days and the two Wednesday Leadership Workshop Sessions (July 13 and August 10)?
Will you be able to be present and fully participate for the entire day (9AM-3PM for Virtual sessions, 8:30AM – 5PM for In-person sessions) of at least 5 of 7 non-mandatory seminars?
Note: Arriving late and leaving early from a seminar is considered an absence.
Will you be able to commit to at least 5 hours per month outside of the seminars for seminar prep and homework?
Note: This includes work in small teams, pre- or post-seminar readings, activities or worksheets and networking activities. Please ask applicant if they have any questions before you end the interview Rating Scale When reviewing the candidate’s application and interview please rate the following criteria on a scale of 3 to 1. Please tally the points for every section and provide the total score at the end. It is not essential that candidates have extensive experience in all of the areas above, but they should have substantial experience in some of these areas and demonstrate an appreciation or interest in developing all of them. 3- Exceptional 2- Satisfactory 1- Unsatisfactory INTEREST Demonstrates alignment between their goals and SCLN’s mission Demonstrates interest in exploring issues that are essential to the future of Southern California Interested in advancing solutions to ensure a more dynamic and prosperous Southern California LEADERSHIP Demonstrates commitment to develop a more active, well-informed leadership role professionally and/or in the community Has a position of leadership within their organization or in the community Demonstrates interest in developing solutions-oriented approaches to community/civic leadership COMMITMENT How was the applicant's response to all Commitment questions during the interview? Demonstrates commitment to completing seminar prep and post work (5hrs. per month in addition to seminar attendance) Appears motivated and committed to working with cohort, SCLN staff, and to continued engagement with the network Promptly responded to email communications when scheduling an interview and arrived on time to interview Overall Impression and Recommendation - Final comments and recommendations for proceeding with the candidate. Any highlights or concerns? Would you recommend this candidate to another fellowship in lieu of Leadership Southern California? Send Interview Notes & Rating Scale Thank you for submitting!