Leadership Long Beach (LLB) is now accepting applications for its Institute and Executive Quick Start (EQS) programs. The applicants will join over 1000 graduates of the program who continue to develop a network of principled leaders and work together with others to help solve community challenges. Institute applications received by Monday, April 2 will have the $25 application fee waived. Applications are available at the LLB website and can be mailed or hand-delivered to the LLB offices at 743 Atlantic Avenue, Long Beach 90813.
Leadership Long Beach is a nonprofit, community leadership organization which provides programs designed to develop demonstrated community leaders through increasing their knowledge of the Long Beach community, issues and challenges, thereby creating networks of individuals who can help each other solve community needs. The Institute (10-month) and EQS (1-month) are interactive and dynamic programs which bring together a diverse nucleus of community leaders who are committed to improving the quality of life in Long Beach through principled leadership.
“We are seeking emerging leaders who are passionate about Long Beach and want to make an impact on their community,” said Jeff Williams, Executive Director of Leadership Long Beach. “We are continuing our outreach to all sectors of the city, to those who work or live in Long Beach and especially to individuals looking for that best opportunity to get involved.”
The mission of the organization – to develop and connect principled leaders to strengthen the community – has been a part of its programs which strengthens adult and youth leaders and challenges them to be more responsive to serving the public good. Through the programs, participants will:
- Gain in-depth knowledge of the challenges facing Long Beach;
- Meet the leaders shaping the City’s present and future;
- Explore critical leadership concepts and skills vital to professional success;
- Develop a network of professional and personal resources; and
- Join other informed and engaged alumni committed to building a better community.
The Institute program is comprised of ten monthly sessions beginning in August, a weekend retreat in Big Bear and completion of class community service projects. The monthly sessions, interactive and informational, are held throughout the city and involve community leadership/stakeholders providing topical information on current issues and topics on the diverse community of Long Beach, including but not limited to, education, healthcare, media, business, environment and social services. The participant cost for the program is $3000. Limited scholarships are available for nonprofits, small business and individuals. The deadline for the Institute application is June 4; however, applications received by Monday, April 2 will have the $25 application fee waived.
The Executive Quick Start Series is a one month program that has four weekly meeting sessions and a Saturday bus tour. The EQS program creates opportunities to meet and interact with leaders of the Long Beach community, including government officials, and business executives, association officials and neighborhood leaders. EQS is ideal for professionals new to the community or new to their organization. The participant cost for the EQS program is $1250. The application deadline for the EQS program is Monday, April 9.
About Leadership Long Beach:
Leadership Long Beach was founded in 1989 by some of our community’s most influential and visionary stakeholders. These founders envisioned the formation of a civic improvement program that would serve the community by developing and motivating leaders on issues important to the future and sustainability of our city. The leaders developed by the Leadership Long Beach program have shared experiences, associations and values that enable them to set imaginative, yet realistic goals, and achieve them through coordinated and effective strategies. Leadership Long Beach has three principled leadership programs – Leadership Long Beach Institute, Youth Leadership Long Beach and Executive Quick Start – and also offers continual leadership and networking opportunities throughout the year.
With 22 years of history, Leadership Long Beach is a community leadership program designed to develop demonstrated community leaders by increasing their knowledge of the Long Beach community and creating networks of individuals who can help each other solve community challenges. Leadership Long Beach has over 1000 graduates from their programs and has contributed more than 100 community service projects to strengthen the Long Beach.
For more information visit www.leadershiplb.org.