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Leadership South County

January 4, 2021 Update:

At this point in time, the Leadership South County start date is currently postponed due to the continuation of the Regional Stay-at-Home Order. We are committed to following public health and safety guidelines and will move forward with the program when approved to do so. Please know that we will keep your application on file and proactively reach out with fresh developments until we can resume the program.

If you have any questions or concerns, please don’t hesitate to reach out to Thank you for your patience and understanding.

Here's to holding the vision for 2021 - Cheers!

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 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

CLASS lll details and application is available here.

If you have any questions or need any additional information, please email

Thank you to our founding sponsor, PG&E.