Downtown Los Angeles

Local Leaders Academy

Model. Inspire. Lead.

This program is designed to equip local elected leaders with strategies that will further develop and refine their leadership skills and styles. Program participants will strengthen their network and increase efforts of collaboration between County of Los Angeles administration and the surrounding cities. Upon completion of this program, participants will have the necessary tools to implement growth and progress to local governance and administration within their communities.

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Course Calendar

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Program Information

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Program Includes:
Continental breakfast
Lunch on Saturday sessions

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Who is this content designed for?*

  • Local Government Elected Leaders
  • Newly elected officials

*Fall 2019 is designed for locally elected officials within Los Angeles County

Learning Objectives
Upon completing this program, participants will be able to:

  • Confidently navigate complex policy changes that require skilled leadership approaches
  • Positively advocate for support and facilitate necessary interactions
  • Assertively apply self-awareness and social-awareness to their present role

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Program Training Includes

Presence and Social Awareness
Creating Presence
Executive Presence
Social Awareness
Managing Diversity

Culture and Decision-Making
Public Participation
Communicating with Difficult People

Negotiation and Influence
Public Service Ethics
Developing Collaboration
Problem Solving Negotiation for Public Sector Leaders

Change Leadership
Community-Centered Engagement
Readiness and Resilience: The two-sided coin of “change”

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Local Leaders Academy: Welcome Reception