What We Do 


LEB program participants build lasting professional relationships and increase their sphere of influence as they are linked to a wide range of key community leaders, agencies, and organizations. This highly interactive program consists of presentations by community leaders and subject area experts, discussions, hands-on workshops, and tours that explore community and regional institutions and issues in the arts, economic development, education, environment, government, health and human services, science and technology, and social justice.

Participants examine key components of effective management and leadership and their own leadership styles. They enhance their professional toolkits through skills development, establish a peer learning group for support and resources, and build key relationships.  This nine-month program encompasses a commitment to monthly (usually 2nd Fridays) training days, including an offsite one-day retreat in the East Bay.  

LEB is open to all individuals who live or work in Albany, Berkeley, El Cerrito, Emeryville, and Kensington, who work for regional agencies or businesses that serve clients in these communities, or share regional interests.

Building Opportunities for Self-Sufficiency (BOSS) has had the executive director and senior managers participate in the LEB program over the years. Each time they came away with new friendships, contacts, skills, and experiences that enhance their leadership effectiveness and knowledge.
— Donald Frazier, Executive Director