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Leadership South County

We are now accepting applications for Leadership South County Class IV! See below for further details about this leadership development opportunity. Click here to learn more about Class IV topics, schedule, and application. Applications are due by October 7, 2022.

If you have any questions, please email

Leadership South County


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.


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


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


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 Development Topics:

  • Purpose, vision, & values
  • Goal setting and execution
  • Effective communication
  • Performance management
  • Inclusion & diversity
  • Leading change
  • Appreciation & celebration
  • Increasing productivity
  • Leadership mindset & habits

Community Focus Areas:

  • Business & manufacturing
  • Arts & education
  • Recreation & tourism
  • Housing
  • Wine & agriculture
  • Environmental sustainability
  • Nonprofit organizations
  • Government
  • Regional cooperation

Leadership Retreat + Day Sessions

This specialized program from South County Chambers of Commerce easily complements a busy schedule since the day sessions are just one Friday a month. Save the date for the South County Leadership retreat at the beautiful Lodge at Oak Creek Ranch in Santa Margarita from February 25-26, 2023.

CLASS lV details and application are available here. If you have any questions or need any additional information, please email

Thank you to our founding sponsor, PG&E.