Leadership Program


Chamber San Mateo County Leadership Program

Developing Leaders for the Future of Our Community

Leadership Recology

The Chamber’s Leadership program is a premier academy that welcomes leaders at all levels and in all organizations in San Mateo County and equips them with the knowledge, tools and opportunities to evolve their skills to the next level in service of their community. Each class participates in ten diverse and dynamic day-long sessions with experts, decision-makers, practitioners, and funders across all spectrums of the business, government, not-for-profit and education sectors.

Through focused sessions on one Friday each month, spanning from September through June, participants learn about timely and relevant issues of vital concern to our region and explore how they can effectively shape the future of our community, their organization, or their business.

The broad portfolio of topics explored each year in the Leadership program grounds participants in the history, challenges and realities of topics. From government, education, housing, transportation, safety, healthcare and economic development, the Leadership program sparks ongoing conversations that lead to collaborations and network-building. This service-centric approach to lifting participants into community leadership roles is grounded in the Leadership program’s focus on exposing participants to varying viewpoints and alternatives about the session topics from experts, practitioners and decision-makers.

We invite those individuals seeking to challenge themselves by becoming more educated, exposed and involved in their community to apply for the 2024-2025 Leadership class, as participants will:

  • Gain a broader understanding of their community and how it functions by interacting with influential community leaders.
  • Acquire valuable information and access to resources, which will aid them in their professional work and civic engagement.
  • Have the opportunity to join a network of more than 1,500 program graduates which will connect them and their work with professionals and leaders across all segments of San Mateo County.

Applications

The 2024-2025 Leadership Program is now accepting applications.

Deadline to apply: Monday, July 15, 2024

Please contact Nicole Gallosa at nicole@chambersmc.org with any questions or concerns.

Tuition (Class of 2024-2025): $2,500.00. Due by August 1, 2024.

Program Format: Sessions generally run between the timeframe of 9am – 4pm. A continental breakfast and lunch are provided each session. Classes are held one Friday of each month, September through June. Dates & topics are subject to change.

Attendance: Class members must not miss more than 2 classes to graduate from the program.

Refund Policy: Withdrawal from the program following confirmation to participate may result in forfeiture of tuition unless Leadership Redwood City • Belmont • San Carlos • Menlo Park is able to confirm a replacement participant prior to the first session.

Leadership Application

Employment

Previous Employment

Education & Training

Organizations, Activities & Civic Engagement

Please list, in order of importance to you, three community, civic, professional, business, social, athletic or other organizations of which you have been a member. Please briefly describe the nature of your participation, responsibilities, and accomplishments.

What are your areas of particular interest for leadership involvement in your community? Please rank from 1 through 10; 1 being your top rated topic of interest.

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Participation

To successfully complete the Leadership Redwood City/Belmont/Menlo Park/San Carlos/San Mateo County program, the participant must not miss more than 2 classes to graduate from the program.

Participants must have the support and commitment of their employer if not self employed.

Tuition

Tuition for the Leadership Redwood City/Belmont/Menlo Park/San Carlos/San Mateo County program is $2,500.00 and is due by August 1, 2024. Credit card payment is accepted. Checks should be made out to Chamber San Mateo County.

Other tuition funding sources, such as employer or sponsoring organization, may be utilized to pay for the participant's tuition.

Refund Policy

Withdrawal from the program following confirmation to participate may result in forfeiture of tuition unless Leadership Redwood City/Belmont/Menlo Park/San Carlos is able to confirm a replacement participant prior to the first session.

I understand that completion of this application does not guarantee a candidate's acceptance into the program. I am aware of the attendance requirements and if selected to participate, I will devote the time required.

2024-2025 Class Schedule

Orientation Day

Friday, September 13, 2024

Government Day

Friday, October 11, 2024

Education & Workforce Day

Friday, November 8, 2024

Housing Day

Friday, December 6, 2024

Transportation Day

Friday, January 10, 2025

Business & Economic Development Day

Friday, February 7, 2025

Public Safety Day

Friday, March 14, 2025

Environmental Sustainability & Climate Resiliency Day

Friday, April 11, 2025

Healthcare & Wellness Day

Friday, May 9, 2025

Civic Engagement Day

Friday, June 13, 2025

Graduation Celebration

Tuesday, June 17, 2025