LEADership INSIGHTS


Providing participants the opportunity to hear directly from our region's seasoned leaders, LEADership INSIGHTS will utilize a unique blend of candid conversations along with a sprinkling of keynote and other presentations, all facilitated by former County of San Diego Chief Administrative Officer Walt Ekard.

a two-day workshop

What lessons have our region’s seasoned leaders learned along the way? What valuable insights and learnings can we gain from their reflections? Enjoy a unique blend of candid conversations with several top executives and community leaders, along with a sprinkling of keynote and other presentations, all facilitated by former longtime County of San Diego Chief Administrative Officer and LEAD board member, Walt Ekard.

Confirmed presenters:

  • Thella F. Bowens, President/CEO, San Diego County Regional Airport Authority
  • Dr. Bob Brower, President, Point Loma Nazarene University
  • Helen Robbins-Meyer, Current Chief Administrative Officer, County of San Diego
  • Maureen Stapleton (88), General Manager, San Diego County Water Authority
  • Chris Van Gorder, FACHE, President & CEO, Scripps Health

Keynote speakers:

  • Michael Dauphinee, Founder/CEO, The Dauphinee Group
  • Nathan Fletcher, Former Assemblyman, California’s 75th Assembly District
  • Dan Negroni, CEO, launchbox

Click here to read bios of the presenters and keynote speakers

LEADership INSIGHTS is open to both LEAD graduates and non-grads. The ideal participant will:

  • Have some leadership and/or managerial experience
  • Is responsible for developing and implementing strategy for their company or organization
  • Maintains the role of a decision maker within a department/company
  • Analyzes and evaluates the efficiency of day-to-day tasks within their department/company, ensuring all objectives are being met
  • Is interested in moving up in their role and/or company
  • Is curious, with an appetite to learn

Application Window Closed

Registration for LEADership INSIGHTS is now closed. For information about other LEAD programs, please contact Program Manager Kim Nguyen.