LEAD San Diego Adds New Program: FOCUS Communities
Unique program will provide insight into San Diego County’s sub-regions and their contributions to our greater region
The nonprofit LEAD San Diego will launch a new, unique and experiential program in December. FOCUS Communities will visit multiple venues in three sub-regions of San Diego County, each with its own complex and evolving dynamics: North County, South County and East County. FOCUS Communities will provide valuable insight into how each area contributes to the growth and success of the larger region by illuminating the key issues, people, infrastructure, economies and demographic trends that distinguish these communities.
Participants in FOCUS Communities will learn about various aspects of each sub-region, including politics and civic engagement, transportation and land use, water and the environment, manufacturing, commerce and security and vision for the future, as well as their role in the greater mega-region.
The inaugural FOCUS Communities program will span six days: Thursday through Saturday, December 4, 5 and 6, 2014; Tuesday and Wednesday, January 13 and 14, 2015; and Friday, January 16, 2015. Tuition for FOCUS Communities, which includes six days of seminars, facilitated tours of multiple venues with transportation and meals, networking and a closing reception, is $1,050. The FOCUS Communities application is available at leadsandiego.com.
FOCUS Communities’ sub-regional collaborative partners include California State University San Marcos; North San Diego Business Chamber; San Diego Business Journal; San Diego East County Economic Development Council; San Diego East County Chamber of Commerce; San Diego North Economic Development Council; San Diego Regional Economic Development Corporation; and South County Economic Development Council. Additional sub-regional partners will be announced in the near future.
About LEAD San Diego
For more than 33 years, LEAD San Diego has provided balanced education and dialogue on issues of critical regional importance, helping a cross-section of community leaders become more informed, civically engaged and active participants in work that positively impacts our communities. LEAD currently produces three other programs: its flagship IMPACT San Diego, which is often referred to as a master’s degree on San Diego; INFLUENCE San Diego, for C-level and senior executives; and EMBARK San Diego, a personalized leadership assessment program. LEAD San Diego also produces the annual Visionary Awards, Southern California’s premier leadership recognition event.