Executive Leadership Development Program – County of Los Angeles

Downtown Los Angeles

The Executive Leadership Development Program is an intensive, four-month program. Each cohort consists of 20 senior- and mid-level County executives who are competitively selected based on their current impacts and anticipated professional growth. The program models the best of executive education training for experienced public administrators through in-person and online sessions and executive coaching opportunities. The instructors consist of USC faculty, regional university faculty who specialize in public and nonprofit leadership, and Los Angeles County executives.

Calendar – Fall 2020

Week 1October 6Curriculum & Orientation
October 8Curriculum & Orientation
Week 2October 13 Curriculum
October 15 Curriculum
Week 3October 20 Curriculum
October 22 Curriculum
Week 4October 27 Curriculum
October 29 Curriculum
Week 5November 3Curriculum
November 5 Curriculum
Week 6November 10Curriculum
November 12Curriculum
Nov. 11 & 12Coaching Session 1
Week 7November 17Curriculum
November 19Curriculum
Week 8December 1Curriculum
December 3Curriculum
Dec. 2, 3, & 4Coaching Session 2,
Mock Presentations
Week 9December 8Curriculum
Dec. 9 & 10Final Presentations
Week 10December 15Graduation
Executive Education students working together


Online via Zoom

I highly recommend this course to all of my colleagues as it provides a myriad of benefits. The topics are relevant and can easily be applied to the day to day interactions in any workplace. It is a resourceful tool that facilitates thinking outside of the box and trying out various techniques in a safe setting. The course provides opportunities for personal and professional growth while enhancing your political savy in navigating through the workplace. It’s a wonderful opportunity.

Program Participant, 2019
Cohort 26

About the Program

Program Training

Topics centered on 10 leadership competencies:

  • Effective Communication
  • Building, Managing, and Leading Teams
  • Establishing and Building a Shared Vision
  • Change Leadership: Managing and Enabling Process Change
  • Building Consensus and Commitment
  • Influencing and Negotiation
  • Partnering/Network Development
  • Outcome-Based Decision Making
  • Managing Projects
  • Political Acumen

Who is this program is designed for?

Senior- and mid- level LA County managers who aspire to executive leadership positions

Program Goals

Provide each participant with new skills for fostering transformational leadership within their teams, departments and the County.

Create a County community of collaborative learners and develop a leadership network for LA County administrators.

Equip the County with pools of exceptional talent and carry out its mission to provide effective and caring service to the public.

What You Should Know

“ELDP Added to my growth in the path of gaining executive presence. It provided a wealth of theory in both management and leadership.

Program Participant, 2019
Cohort 28

Fall 2020 Curriculum - Coming Soon!


price logoRueben BrockExecutive Leadership Development PresenterOutcome Based Decision Making
Galia CohenGalia CohenExecutive Leadership Development PresenterNegotiation and Influence
Paul Danczyk headshotPaul DanczykDirector of Executive Education in SacramentoStructured Program Overview, Focused Program Goals, Concentrated Program Reflections
Evie DiCiaccio headshotEvie DiCiaccioExecutive Leadership Development PresenterPartnership and Network Development and Executive Coach
Ana Daniels headshotAna Estrada DanielsExecutive Coach and Online FacilitatorTeam Development, Courageous Leadership, and Executive Coaching
Lisa Garrett headshotLisa M. GarrettExecutive Leadership Development PresenterMotivation and Engagement
mira headshotMira RinglerExecutive Leadership Development PresenterEffective Communication
Alexandru RomanAlexandru V. RomanExecutive Leadership Development PresenterProject Management
Tommy RoystonTommy A. RoystonExecutive Leadership Development PresenterLeadership
Peter Wright headshotPeter WrightExecutive Leadership Development PresenterPower and Politics

Executive Leadership Development Program Photos

Executive Leadership Development Program Fall 2019

Executive Leadership Development Program Fall 2019

Executive Leadership Development Program Spring 2019

Executive Leadership Development Program Spring 2019

What People Are Saying

“To me, the program was quite beneficial. It shined a spotlight on different strategies and ideologies around effectively communicating. I have already begun sharing information learned here with my staff.”

Program Participant, 2020
Cohort 29

“The virtual online course presented expert advice and education on Leadership geared toward the County workplace. Bringing together so many experts into one course was beneficial and much appreciated.”

Program Participant, 2020
Cohort 30

“The ELDP has provided me with very valuable lessons to enhance my leadership skills. The connections I was able to create is priceless. During the pandemic, the ELDP is a light of hope.”

Program Participant, 2020
Cohort 29

“The ELDP program has been a wonderful experience to connect with different colleagues. Through every session, we had a safe environment to truthfully share our experiences and struggles, as well as to honestly provide solutions and remedies that all organizations encounter. My hope, is every participant will hold ourselves and each other accountable to carry out the knowledge and experience acquired through each session and group discussion.”

Program Participant, 2020
Cohort 29

“The ELDP Program was well-conceived to offer career enhancement and target potential future leaders for the County of LA. We experienced a high paced interactive lecture environment facilitated by world-class educators from the USC Sol Price School of Public Policy. Each class session provided break out opportunities with our classmates who represent different and meaningful perspectives. If you have the opportunity to participant in the ELDP, take it.”

Program Participant, 2020
Cohort 29

“ELDP is a powerful opportunity to develop yourself for future leadership roles within the County! Working with a dynamic cohort also provides a great environment and networking opportunity!”

Program Participant, 2020
Cohort 29

“I have over 20 years of County service, and was unsure if this program would provide real value or learning. I was pleasantly surprised at how beneficial and engaging this course was. The knowledge and engaging instructors opened my eyes to new leadership techniques and communication styles I had never considered. I left with a great appreciation for all that I do not know about effective leadership in the County.”

Program Participant, 2020
Cohort 29

Contact Us

Downtown Los Angeles

Eleni Mastorakos

Program Administrator


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