When you take developing leaders and provide them with a rich network of colleagues, a deep understanding of the region's challenges and the opportunity to achieve value for their own organizations.....you create new levels of leadership. Through Leadership Oakland , today's leaders will shape tomorrow's community.
Since 1990, the Leadership Oakland Cornerstone Program has brought together over 1,000 leaders from corporate, civic and non-profit organizations throughout the community. Each year, as part of the 9-month program, 50 developing leaders delve into the issues facing the region -- from education, government and the justice system to health and human services and race and ethnic diversity. In-depth, monthly sessions, lead by experts in each of these arenas, focus on both the treasures and challenges facing the region.
The results are astounding. By building a shared understanding and partnership, Cornerstone graduates develop purpose and commitment to the community. They emerge from their leadership Oakland experience eager to make a difference by putting their established leadership skills to use. Whether it's the organizations they represent or the community as a whole, each and every one reaps the benefits of their Leadership Oakland experience.
Our Mission: "to develop leadership skills, explore key issues impacting the region, and enable participants to reach their full potential professionally, personally and in their community."
We strive to model and promote diversity and inclusion as a means to strengthen leadership.
We do this by:
- respecting and encouraging all perspectives; and
- engaging diverse populations in all activities