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 lectures, discussions, hands-on workshops, and tours that explore community institutions and issues in the arts, economic development, education, environment, government, human services, and social justice.

Participants examine their own leadership styles, increase their effectiveness through skills development, establish a peer learning group for support and resources, and build key relationships with presenters with whom they leverage vital resources for their organizations.  This nine-month program encompasses a commitment to monthly (usually 2nd Fridays) training days, including an offsite retreat in the East Bay.  

LEB is open to all individuals who live or work in Albany, Berkeley, El Cerrito, and Emeryville, who 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