Session 7 - Ports & Airports
Leadership L.A. 2008 Fellows
met in San Pedro with L.A. City Councilmember Janice Hahn to learn more about the leadership balance needed to grow major infrastructure while balancing environmental and surrounding communities’ concerns. At LAX, Los Angeles World Airports Executive Director Gina Marie Lindsey discussed airport modernization efforts and the future of the airline industry. Fellows received a first-hand look at this infrastructure on a San Pedro harbor excursion and LAX airfield tour of proposed construction sites along the runways.
The MetLife Foundation National Arts Forum series attracted arts and business leaders to the Chamber for a discussion about ways to partner and address shared issues of leadership, sustainability, and workforce development.
Session 6 - Public Safety in Los Angeles
Leadership L.A. 2008 Fellows received an inside look at law enforcement in Los Angeles on Friday, Aug. 8 with the Los Angeles Police Department (LAPD) and Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department. Following a tour of county-run Men's Central Jail, Fellows spoke with the city's top social services providers about assistance available to recently released inmates to curb recidivism rates and build more sustainable communities.
Session 5: Media & Entertainment
Leadership L.A. 2008 Fellows visited The Walt Disney Studios for their session on media and entertainment in Los Angeles, to discuss media conglomeration, corporate social responsibility, the changing news media, and intellectual property issues with the Motion Picture Association of America.
Graduation & Class Report
Leadership Southern California 2008 Fellows celebrated the completion of their 10-month program on July 1 at the Dorothy Chandler Pavilion with alumni and friends. LSC 2008 Graduate Patrick Hayes, Glendale Department of Water & Power, delivered the class report
Seminar 10: Public Safety and Preparedness
Leadership Southern California 2008 Fellows experienced public safety, emergency preparedness and communicating in midst of crises on June 27 with emergency services experts and a visit to the LAPD's Real-Time Analysis and Critical Response (RACR) Command Center.
Session 4: Health Care in Los Angeles County
Leadership L.A. 2008 Fellows explored health care access, reform and delivery to the uninsured at their fourth session June 13, hosted at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center, the University of Southern California Health Sciences Campus and LAC+USC Medical Center. Fellows received a look at the new LAC+USC facility, which will open this fall.
Guests from Leadership Atlanta joined Southern California Leadership Network alumni at a mixer at Social Hollywood on June 11. The Atlanta alumni are visiting Los Angeles for a week to explore our region's education, transportation, environmental and development challenges and opportunities.
Seminar 8: Land Use, Housing & Transportation
As part of their seminar on land use, housing and transportation, the Leadership Southern California 2008 Fellows traveled along Metro’s Red Line through Hollywood and North Hollywood, observing new transit-oriented developments including urban housing, retail, rail, bus connections and other infill development with the City of Los Angeles Community Redevelopment Agency and Metro.
Session 3: Education & Workforce Development
The Leadership L.A. Class of 2008 discussed the Los Angeles Unified School District's new movement toward small schools and small learning communities, the importance of career-technical education and opportunities for education reform at the Miguel Contreras Learning Complex on Friday, May 9 with education leaders from throughout the nation and students from the high school.
Southern California Leadership Network alumni programming
Session 2: Arts, Culture and L.A. as a Creative Capital
The Leadership L.A. Class of 2008 Fellows did case study excursions to visual and performing arts institutions on North Grand Avenue, and downtown’s Gallery Row on Spring and Main streets as part of their seminar on arts, culture and creativity in Los Angeles.