• Leadership South County

  • Why Why

    To foster leaders with diverse backgrounds and beliefs to effectively work together to address the unique opportunities and pressing challenges that affect our quality of life while building a bigger and brighter future for the community we live in.

  • What What

    Leadership South County is a 9-month community-based leadership development program dedicated to inspiring, educating and empowering tomorrow's community leaders

  • Who Who

    Open to anyone who lives, works or attends school in San Luis Obispo County and Northern Santa Barbara County.

  • When When

    Leadership South County is a 9-month program that includes a 2-day Leadership Retreat and 9 Leadership Development Days complete with exciting field trips, behind the scene tours, and engaging conversations with local leaders.

  • Leadership Topics:

    Creating vision 

    Reverse engineering goals

    Effective communication

    Public speaking

    Dealing with crises 

    Delivering feedback

    Team building


    Decision making


  • Community Focus Areas:


    Environmental sustainability





    Criminal justice



    Health and human services



  • Leadership Retreat + Day Sessions

    The Leadership Retreat is being held on Saturday, January 19 and Sunday, January 20 at The Lodge at Oak Creek Ranch (https://www.oakcreeklodge.com) in Santa Margarita, CA. Leadership Day Sessions are planned for the first Friday of the month, February 2019 - October 2019, from 9a - 3p.

    If you're interested in developing the knowledge, skills, and confidence to take your leadership skills to the next level while fostering meaningful relationships with like-minded individuals dedicated to making a positive difference in the lives of others, we invite you to apply today!

    Applications are being accepted now until October 31, 2018 (https://www.jotform.com/aggbchamber/soco-leadership-application). A special tuition price of $1,200 is being offered for individuals who apply before 11:59p on October 15th. On October 16th, tuition will increase to $1,350.

    If you have any questions or need any additional information, please email marty@southcountychambers.com.