Developing Leaders & Engaged Citizens
Through Community Collaboration & Training 

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Leadership East Bay (LEB) convenes emerging and experienced managers and leaders from diverse sectors to strengthen their professional skills, expand their networks, and become better informed, engaged citizens.

LEB is open to all individuals who live or work in Albany, Berkeley, El Cerrito, Emeryville, and Kensington, who work for regional agencies, operate businesses that serve clients in these communities, or share regional interests.  The program was launched in 2004 in conjunction with the Berkeley Chamber of Commerce and is one of many community leadership programs throughout the country, each independently run.  In 2016, LEB became a separate entity from the Berkeley Chamber, which remains our fiscal sponsor.

Our Mission

Leadership East Bay builds organizational capacity and enhances cross-sector collaboration and alliances through an annual, in-depth, professional development training program for managers and leaders at various stages of experience.  We bring together participants from businesses, city governments, nonprofits, and regional agencies who learn together and take their newly acquired skills and connections back to the workplace with the goal of increased effectiveness for their organizations and meaningful connections that enrich our communities.  

Key learnings for me include learning how my staff sees me
and becoming more intentional about my strengths & weaknesses.