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Leadership East County

Now Accepting Applications

East County Leadership Program Class of 2025

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Investigating Core Leadership Competencies for a Dynamic Community

The mission of the Leadership East County Program is to utilize the unique perspective, experience, and talent of its participants to identify, mentor and prepare East County leaders of tomorrow with these goals:

  1. Identify and motivate current and emerging leaders committed to the betterment of East County.
  2. Acquaint participants with East County’s assets, needs and challenges.
  3. Provide a forum to promote, provoke, discuss, and resolve challenges with experienced community leaders.
  4. Encourage and promote active community involvement, whether it be strong business leaders, through public service, non-profit organizations, or volunteerism – persons who make a difference in the community.
  5. Increase personal awareness and confidence.

The 33rd Year of the Leadership East County Program will start September 2024.

Tuition – $999

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  • An intensive and in-depth introduction to East County’s communities and their role within the larger region.
  • Behind-the-scenes opportunities to meet with and learn from exceptional leaders in the community.
  • Occasions to expand your network.
  • Making a difference in our community. You will team-up with one of the chamber’s businesses and/or community partners and support them in solving a previously unsolvable problem.
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Participants are individuals seeking to enhance their leadership skills, involvement, and knowledge of the community. You should be willing to contribute your individual talents to the betterment of the East County community and make a thorough commitment to the philosophy of the program.

  • Program begins September 2024
  • Meets once a month – Every Second Thursday
  • One day a month: 9:00 am – 4:00 pm
  • Monthly attendance required
  • Graduation/Commencement in June 2025

2024-2025 Class Schedule:

  • Projected Meeting & Retreat Dates:
  • Thursday, September 12th – program participants orientation
  • Thursday, October 10th – Economy Day
  • Thursday, November 14th – Education Day
  • Thursday, December 12th – Justice Day
  • Thursday, January 30th & Friday, January 31st - Overnight Retreat & Project Launch at Sycuan Casino Resort
  • Thursday, February 13th – Human Services Day
  • Thursday, March 13th – Healthcare Day
  • Thursday, April 10th – Government Day
  • Thursday, May 8th – Infrastructure Day
  • Thursday, June 12th (or 5th) – Project Presentation Day
  • Thursday, June 19th (or 12th) – Graduation!
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For More Information: Contact the San Diego Regional East County Chamber of Commerce at 619-440-6161 or email us at