Leadership Long Beach Institute Program

The 100+ hour Leadership Long Beach Institute program is offered annually from August through June. The program provides principled leadership development class session that emphasize integrity, vision, personal responsibility, commitment and community trusteeship. Through panel presentations and interactive communication/learning sessions led by community leaders and subject experts, participants learn about current issues pertaining to the local economy, government, education, media, healthcare and social services and receive their information from the individuals and organizations that are making a difference in the city and the region.

LLB Institute Class of 2018

We are currently accepting applications for the LLB Institute Class of 2018, the 29th Class of community leaders.


Below are the dates for next year's program - beginning in August 2017. A full commitment of participation is expected, including required attendance at the orientation (August 28, 2017) and leadership retreat (September 8-10, 2017).

August 28, 2017         *Orientation and VIP Reception

September 8 - 10      *Leadership Retreat at Big Bear

October 2                   Community and Social Services

November 6               Education

December 4               Healthy & Sustainable Communities

January 8, 2017        Transforming Communities

February 5                 Arts Tour of Long Beach

March 5                     Governance and Media

April 2                        Public Safety and Infrastructure

May 7                        Business and Economic Development

June 4                       Reflections

June 18                     Graduation Celebration

* A REQUIRED session necessary for program participation and completion

(Activity/Topics subject to change due to the availability of presenters, facilities and resources)


Participants must agree to the following: *

  • A REQUIRED Orientation Session will be held August 28, 2017
  • A REQUIRED Class Retreat will be held September 8-10, 2017 in the Big Bear Area.
  • Ten full-day seminars are held the first Monday of each month from October 2, 2017 through June 4, 2018.  Absences from class are discouraged, and all participants are required to comply with absentee policy.
  • Group Projects are an important element of the program. A significant amount of time outside regular monthly session time is required during the last six months of the program to strategize, organize and complete these community benefit activities. The results of the class project process will be shared with an audience of friends, alumni and invited guests in June 2018.
  • Tuition - $3,000 is due by August 1, 2017. This amount represents only a portion of the costs required to produce the principled leadership program. Applicants are responsible for the tuition whether an employer or organization expressed intent to cover this expense. Accepted candidates will also have an opportunity to apply for partial tuition discount.

PLEASE NOTE:  There is a $25 APPLICATION FEE.  The last page of this application process will ask you for the application fee.

Applicants will interview with the LLB Selection Committee panel.  Interview times and dates will be communicated to applicants upon receipt of their application.  Please click here to view/download the LLB Class of 2018 Commitment document that all selected participants must complete. 

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