Leadership Monterey County builds awareness of local business and community concerns and encourages involvement and stewardship to help shape the future of Monterey County. Participants gain the knowledge and direction they need to achieve greater self and community awareness through a combination of academic training, community exposure, small group interaction .

Our 10-month educational program (February to September) offers a comprehensive focus on important community issues with skills training to be able to address those issues.  Our graduates take on many roles in the community including membership on nonprofit boards, participation on city and county boards and commissions and holding public office, along with leadership roles at all levels in a wide variety of civic, business, nonprofit, community and neighborhood groups.

Individuals benefit from our program in a number of ways including: increased leadership abilities, a comprehensive understanding of important community issues and organizations, a chance to meet the “mover and shakers’ in the community, building a diverse network of informed colleagues, strengthening professional skills and expanding contacts.

Leaders are trained and developed in a program that includes three components:

  • Education – Seminars on topical leadership and management issues.

  • Experience – Hands on learning in a variety of community-based venues.

  • Exposure – Interactive panels with leaders from business, government, public benefit, education and a variety of other sectors.

For more information see our website: www.LeadershipMC.org