Leadership Long Beach Institute Program Now Accepting Applications For The 25th “Silver” Class

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Applications are now being accepted for the 25th “Silver” Class of the Leadership Long Beach Institute program, which will begin in August 2013.   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 early application deadline for the Leadership Long Beach (LLB) Institute program is Friday, April 12th 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.

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. The deadline for the Institute application is June 21; however, applications received by Friday, April 12 will have the $25 application fee waived.

“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.  “For nearly a quarter of a century, 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.”

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 three principled leadership programs – Leadership Long Beach Institute, Youth Leadership Long Beach and Executive Quick Start – and also offers continual leadership through its BoardMatch program and networking opportunities throughout the year.

With 24 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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