The San Diego Regional Chamber’s Leadership Development Programs are designed to cultivate the next generation of San Diego business leaders by providing professional training, skill development, and mentorship.

LEAD San Diego and the San Diego Regional Chamber of Commerce are combining organizations and leadership programming to provide the region’s emerging leaders with the skills, knowledge, and network to make a lasting, positive impact on our growing region.

LEAD will continue to focus on leadership development, and absorb the Chamber’s current leadership offerings, including Chamber Young Leaders, Public Leadership Institute, and Advance, the women’s professional development program.

The Chamber aims to develop leaders who are well equipped to serve our communities and the opportunities and challenges of the regional business community.


San Diego Young Leaders

Driving young professional growth in the San Diego-Baja region by providing the relationships, mentoring and community awareness necessary to become an influential business leader.

Public Leadership Institute

A nonpartisan program focused on helping to build a bench of business professionals interested in pursuing elected office or appointed positions.

Advance – Women’s Professional Development

A new, woman-focused professional development program aimed at addressing the gender gap in executive and board leadership.  

IMPACT San Diego

Full-day, issues-focused sessions that provide a balanced education about our region, motivating participants to use their skills to become engaged.


An accelerated issues-education program for C-level and senior executives.

EMBARK San Diego

A personalized leadership assessment program designed for entry- to mid-level managers.