Facilitated by many of San Diego’s top CEOs and key elected officials, INFLUENCE San Diego is a peer-to-peer, accelerated issues-education program specially developed for C-level and senior executives.


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Applications are now being accepted for INFLUENCE San Diego 2018, to be held April 26-28! INFLUENCE is designed to help corporate executives, especially those with medium-sized to large companies, quickly gain an understanding of community issues while building their circles of influence. If capacity permits, C-level and senior executives from nonprofit organizations will also be considered.

Upon completing INFLUENCE, graduates are invited to join the LEADership TRUST, a group of influential and motivated community leaders who are engaged in learning, examining and discussing issues with other regional leaders, while supporting LEAD’s vision of creating a network of capable and engaged civic leaders.

INFLUENCE San Diego topics will include:

  • Arts & Culture
  • Demography
  • Environment and Growth
  • Health and Human Services
  • K-16 Education
  • Labor
  • Life Sciences and Innovation
  • Mexico & Our International Region
  • Military
  • Political Landscape
  • Sports Industry
  • Survey of Our Regional Economy
  • Tourism
  • Transportation
  • Working Waterfront

INFLUENCE seminars provide participants with exceptional access to San Diego’s leaders across multiple sectors.