Leadership Long Beach accepting applications for class of 2011

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leadership-long-beachLeadership Long Beach is now accepting applications for the Class of 2011. The application deadline is April 26.

The leadership development program for the city of Long Beach is designed to to “develop and connect principled leaders to strengthen the community.” Leadership Long Beach is recruiting individuals, companies, and organizations to be a part of their leadership program for the coming year.

More than 700 people have graduated from its two adult programs — Leadership Long Beach Institute and Executive Quick Start — and its Youth Leadership Long Beach program. New applicants will join LLB’s graduates, many of whom continue to serve on city commissions and various non-profit boards, support community volunteer work and activities, have advanced in their professional careers and made Long Beach a better place for its residents.

The 10-month program holds class the first Monday of each month, October 4, 2010 through June 6, 2011. A mandatory orientation will be held August 23, and a mandatory class retreat will be held September 10-12 in the Big Bear area.

The program has several goals, including bringing together people of diverse backgrounds with demonstrated leadership abilities and a commitment for the future of Long Beach; providing an educational experience that encompasses all aspects of the city; and creating a strong network of alumni who can serve as resources for the community.  Each class completes projects that benefit Long Beach such has the Miracle on 4th Street Park, Youth Diversity Summit, Bricks by the Sea and the lights on the Queensway Bridge.

The application deadline for Leadership Long Beach Class of 2011 is April 26. For more information, individuals and companies interested in participating in the LLB class can go to www.leadershiplb.org or contact Michelle Friesen, Program Director or Peter Bostic, Executive Director at 562-997-9194 for additional information.

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. The leaders produced 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.

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