• 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

    Coaching

    Decision making

     

  • Community Focus Areas:

    Business

    Environmental sustainability

    Arts

    Cannabis

    Agriculture

    Government

    Criminal justice

    Education

    Tourism

    Health and human services

    Housing

     


  • 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 now closed for the 2019 class. Please use the application link to apply for the 2020 class and be added to our waiting list: (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.

  • Thank you to our founding sponsor, PG&E.