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October 10, 2016

“The LAX Coastal Chamber’s Leadership Academy is a vital resource for developing the leadership of our community. If you are a stakeholder looking to become more involved, this program will provide a depth of knowledge and insight into key issues that affect our area.” --Don Knabe, L.A. County Supervisor

The LAX Coastal Chamber of Commerce is dedicated to making our area a dynamic place to work, live, and play, and that is why we are so strongly committed to our Leadership Academy Program. With registration opening for our 2016-17 class just last month, consider this your personal invitation to learn more about this exciting program before it officially begins on Thursday, November 10.

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Touring the Ballona Wetlands

This seven-course program (limited to only 25 participants) is created for those who are interested in helping propel our area forward and to contribute to the progress of the LAX Coastal community. Leadership Academy aims to engage emerging leaders, inspire established leaders, and develop lasting professional connections with fellow participants and is facilitated by Dr. Kevin Walsh. Dr. Walsh is the CEO of Global Community Enrichment and a Consulting Associate at Ken Blanchard Companies, with experience in leadership development, executive coaching, non-profit board development, strategic organizational effectiveness, facilitation, curriculum design and teambuilding. With previous clients such as The Walt Disney Company and the Los Angeles County Department of Health Services, we believe it is a testament to this program that Dr. Walsh has chosen to facilitate it yet again during it’s 10th year.

From November to May, Leadership Academy participants will engage in monthly one-day courses designed to educate, evaluate, and enhance personal growth. This program will help develop and nurture leadership skills, all while exploring the local political landscape and rich history of the area.

These courses will familiarize business leaders with information regarding the inner workings of our government, as well as key economic areas, including LAX and Marina del Rey. The program provides participants the rare opportunity to meet and interact with political officials, public safety officers, and industry leaders to learn about the various issues that affect the LAX Coastal area and Los Angeles as a whole. More key curriculum includes: information on economic development, communication styles and tactics, government policy, environmental consciousness, civic involvement, and much more.

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Getting a better look at LA Sanitation

Successful graduates of the Academy program receive four semester units of Professional Development credit from Loyola Marymount University’s Continuing Education Department and a certificate in Leadership Training & Development from LMU Extension, as well as a once-in-a-lifetime experience!

Special thank you to our Leadership Academy sponsor, Gateway to LA.


Read the 2016-17 Leadership Academy Brochure

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