Center for Leadership

The Chamber works with our partner the Southern California Leadership Network to equip today's leaders with the knowledge, skills and attitudes to adapt to and lead in our rapidly changing and interconnected world.


Southern California Leadership Network (SCLN), in partnership with the L.A. Area Chamber, envisions a more dynamic and prosperous region and state led by informed, collaborative, inspired, diverse and capable leaders. Through its cross-sector leadership programs and significant alumni network, SCLN advances the region and the state by inspiring, preparing and connecting leaders to drive change.



SCLN programs are designed for working professionals that employ a combination of boots on the ground experience and intensive classroom learning. Fellows receive unparalleled access to government, business and community leaders, including direct, closed-door conversations about current challenges and strategies for longterm impact. They are exposed to the inner-workings of Los Angeles and the Southern California region—strengthening the knowledge and diversity of decision makers.

Leadership L.A.

Leadership L.A. (LLA) goes beyond theory and academics to immerse fellows in the issues and assets essential to the future of Los Angeles County. Designed for professionals from across sectors, fellows engage in a combination of rich classroom discussion, experiential learning and personal leadership development. Seminar topics explore L.A. County’s complex systems, including healthy communities, education, local government, arts and culture, economic development and sustainability.


Leadership Southern California

Southern California is perhaps the most complex region in the nation with a highly diverse population, vast socioeconomic disparities and some of the world’s most enviable assets. Leadership Southern California (LSC) provides participants with unmatched access to high level decision makers and deep exposure to regional issues across Los Angeles, Orange, Riverside, San Bernardino and Ventura counties.


Riordan Leadership Institute

The Riordan Leadership Institute (RLI) empowers and prepares diverse professionals for lifelong service on nonprofit boards. A comprehensive curriculum ensures participants have the knowledge, tools and inspiration to be effective nonprofit board members. In addition to classroom training, RLI fellows are paired with a local Nonprofit Partner for a six-month field experience.



Benefits of participating in SCLN extend beyond graduation. After more than three decades of implementing effective programs, the SCLN network has grown to include more than 3,200 alumni from across sectors and throughout California. Alumni have several opportunities to engage with other leaders, continue to build their own network and help support the next generation of leaders to drive change. Alumni are invited to attend events throughout the year, refer and aid in the selection of potential candidates, and share their experience and expertise by speaking at and hosting seminars.


For more information, contact Erin Tanenbaum, 213.580.7526.