Leadership Long Beach Accepting Applications For Its 28th Class

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Applications are now being accepted for the 28th Class of the Leadership Long Beach Institute program, which will begin in August 2016.  The early application deadline for the Leadership Long Beach (LLB) Institute program is Tuesday, May 31st in order to receive a waiver of the $25 application fee.   The application is available at the LLB website, www.leadershiplb.org, and can be mailed or hand-delivered to the LLB offices at 743 Atlantic Avenue, Long Beach 90813.

Since it was founded in 1989 by some of our community’s most influential and visionary stakeholders, over 1000 graduates have completed the principled leadership program and have become empowered, involved, and engaged to serve the community through a variety of ways.  The current class participants have navigated their principled leadership program through their leadership retreat and monthly sessions traversing the city interacting, conversing and learning from community leaders and stakeholders.  The program creates relationships for the participants to learn directly from those who see and face the challenges and opportunities for the community. Sessions cover current and diverse topics, including, but not limited to, education, sustainable communities, arts and culture, business, tourism, environment, city infrastructure and public safety.

“We are looking for individuals from all parts of our community who want to work with others to make Long Beach the best it can be,” said Jeff Williams, Executive Director of Leadership Long Beach.  “Since 1989, we have brought together those with a diversity of interests, a cadre of skills and a passion for a better Long Beach.  We are looking for the leaders to help shape the next 25 years.”

In addition, the current program class participants will present their class projects to the community on Monday, June 6 at the Long Beach Playhouse.  The evening’s reception and program begins at 6 pm and gives insight to anyone looking to join the principled leadership program. Their class project presentations will be a direct reflection of their learning and will assert their understanding through project activities addressing the issues and challenges.  Register for the event at www.2016llbconnections.eventbrite.com.

The mission of the organization – Leadership Long Beach is a catalyst that informs, activates, and connects community leaders to more meaningfully serve Long Beach – is a core element 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.

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 four principled leadership programs – Leadership Long Beach Institute, Youth Leadership Long Beach. Executive Leadership Series and Leadership Foundations – and also offers continual leadership programs and networking opportunities throughout the year.

With 27 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.


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