LEAD’s flagship program
IMPACT San Diego is a nine-month series of full-day issues-focused seminars designed to give participants a greater understanding of the critical issues and key players in our region, motivating them to use their skills to become engaged. IMPACT culminates with a project showcase and graduation event. Seminars employ a mix of interactive presentations, facilitated dialogues, behind-the-scenes visits and networking opportunities.
Seminar topics are scheduled to include:
- Regional Economy
- Arts and Culture
- Health and Human Services
- Our Region Tomorrow
- Law and Society
- Leadership 101
In addition, IMPACT participants gain hands-on experience through project work that will be completed in LEADership Action Teams of six to eight individuals. The projects will assist a local nonprofit, with the goal of making a lasting community impact.
A Foundation for Success
IMPACT participants graduate from the program with a greater understanding of the issues that affect the region; a stronger sense of personal leadership; and will have learned the “big picture” of San Diego’s past, present and future.
97% of IMPACT graduates said they are likely to get more involved in civic and community organizations after LEAD.
97% of IMPACT graduates stated they have a stronger understanding of regional themes and contemporary community issues.
99% of IMPACT graduates shared that they developed an exemplary network of colleagues and collaborators by participating in the program.
Application Window Now Open
Nine Full-Day Sessions (All Thursdays)
September 20, October 18, November 15, December 13
January 17, February 21, March 21, April 18, May 16
Thursday, June 6, 2019
$3,950 ($3,555 for San Diego Regional Chamber members)
Includes all meals, materials and transportation.