How to Apply

Join our extensive group of  participants who come together from diverse sectors of the community, including those who run own their own businesses or work in the corporate sector, are managers and administrators in nonprofit and government agencies, and educators who seek to explore and refine their leadership skills, gain a comprehensive look at public service, and build their professional networks.  Class size is limited, so application does not guarantee admission. Early application is recommended. 

Contact Ann Goldman, Program Director, to get on the waiting list and to be informed about upcoming gatherings to meet alumni and other interested participants.  You will be sent an application form when the recruitment period begins.  Or, you may apply online now or download a copy of the application.

attendance & activities

PROGRAM ORIENTATION:  Date & lococationTBD, a weeknight from 6:00 – 7:30 p.m.

RETREAT:  A one-day retreat offsite in the East Bay, on one of the scheduled training days. Participants carpool to the retreat.

MONTHLY TRAINING SCHEDULE:  Once-monthly second Fridays from 8:30 am – 4:30 pm, at various local sites, such as Lawrence Berkeley Lab, or Berkeley City College. Continental breakfast, lunch, and snacks included.  Periodic Happy Hours after class at various sites are offered as well as fun weekend day and summer break outings for family and friends.  One absence is allowed, with prior notice to program director.  Missed training day can be made up during the next round of training with approval of the program director.

CLASS PROJECT:  Participation in planning LEB events & support of a yearly fundraising or community outreach event is expected, which may require up to four hours of time outside of training days during the training year.

GRADUATION:  An evening celebration to which family, friends, alumni, presenters, and city officials are invited. 


Tuition includes all training days, retreat, class materials, continental breakfasts and lunches on LEB Friday training days. The cost of tuition does not cover the full cost of the program. Therefore, participants are encouraged to invite their agencies to become program sponsors.

Cost is $1,500/participant. LEB will invoice participants or designated agency staff upon acceptance into the program.

Applications can be completed online and must include a signed signature page or mailed to:

LEB, 1442 A Walnut Street, #438, Berkeley, CA 94709

Instructions for submitting tuition payment will be provided upon notice of acceptance into the LEB program.