LEAD San Diego

An Affiliate of San Diego Regional Chamber

Advance


Mission

To elevate women’s careers to the highest levels in the workforce through training and mentoring.


Advance

With the goal of making a substantive and measurable increase in the number of local women in the C-suite and community leadership positions, Advance is a LEAD San Diego program dedicated to elevating women through tailored coaching, mentorship, and skill building.

Advance participants connect with fellow female executives, building lifelong relationships with inspiring women who will change the face of the region’s business, government and nonprofit sectors.

Here’s what a few Advance graduates have to say about the program:

“Advance provided the opportunity to learn and ask about things I thought I was supposed to know, so I never asked about.”

“I learned to take the time to think about and develop a focused career path.”

“I loved meeting a diverse group of kind, smart, fun women who all want to help, support, and encourage each other.”


How to Participate?

Advance consists of one 3/4-day session per month for seven months starting in May. Each of the seven sessions will include seven hours of instruction. Curriculum topics include:

  • Personal Strengths Finder
  • Leading Teams Through Change
  • Key Senior Leader Competencies
  • Crucial Conversations & Negotiation
  • Speaking Powerfully While Maintaining Relationships
  • Promoting Yourself
  • Finding Mentors & Sponsors
  • The Work/Life Balance

 

Applications for the Advance Class of 2020 are now available.
If multiple applicants from the same company are received, Advance will accept a maximum of three (3) participants.

If you have questions, please email Program Manager Lorraine Kahler lkahler@sdchamber.org


Who Is This Program For?

If you’re a top-performing woman with the drive to advance your career to the highest levels, this program is for you. Participants will be selected based on leadership qualities, desire for self-improvement, track record of group collaboration, and passion for giving back to the community. To qualify, candidates need at least five years of professional experience, which may include entrepreneurship and military service.

MEET THE 2019 CLASS

MEET THE 2019 SPEAKERS


Program Cost

  • Chamber Member – $1,650
  • Non-Member – $1,950

Tuition assistance may be available for those who qualify


2020 Session Schedule

  • May 13, 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.
  • June 17, 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.; Mixer 5 – 7 p.m.
  • July 8, 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.
  • August 12, 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.
  • September 9, 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.
  • October 14, 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.
  • November 12, 10 a.m. – 7 p.m. (Graduation Day)

 


Questions?

To become a mentor or for general program questions, please contact Lorraine Kahler at lkahler@sdchamber.org or call 619.544.1362.

For information on becoming a sponsor of Advance, please contact lead@sdchamber.org.


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