Who We Are


LEAD San Diego provides balanced education and dialogue on issues of critical regional importance. We help community leaders become more informed, civically engaged and active participants in work that positively impacts our region.

LEADership begins with … LEAD

With more than 35 years of excellence, LEAD San Diego is the only organization in the San Diego/Northern Baja California region solely dedicated to developing civically engaged leaders. LEAD serves as a catalyst by educating, engaging and mobilizing an ever-growing network of informed, capable individuals who take action to effect positive, lasting change in our region.

LEAD’s programs are strategically designed for professionals ranging from entry- and mid-level managers to C-level and senior executives. LEAD helps program participants expand their skills, enhance their understanding of salient civic issues and leverage their connections and knowledge for our region’s greater good.

LEAD San Diego participants have unparalleled access to learning opportunities from a network of prestigious presenters who are subject-matter experts and our region’s key decision makers.