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The Network Connection - April 2012

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APRIL 2012


Leadership Southern California Accepting Applications for 2013!
The Leadership Southern California fellowship has been helping our region's up-and-coming leaders expand their influence and gain deep exposure to regional public policy issues.The 10-month leadership development program allows mid- to senior-level executives to explore our region's assets and opportunities. View SCLN photo gallery. The early application deadline is May 14, apply today! For more information, contact April Tam, or 213.580.7526.


Friday, April 27
Leadership L.A. Seminar 2 : Arts & Culture
more info

Friday, May 4
Leadership Southern California Seminar 7: Economic & Workforce Development
more info

Friday, May 18
Leadership L.A. Seminar 3 : Education
more info

Tuesday, May 22-23
Leadership Southern California Seminar 8: Access Sacramento
more info

View all upcoming SCLN events on
our Network Calendar

View all upcoming community events on our Community Calendar




You have been very involved with SCLN. You are an LSC and LLA graduate, serve on our board, and currently a fellow of our California Connection fellowship, how has it affected your leadership skills and what would you suggest to prospective fellows interested in joining?

"More than anything I believe participation in the leadership programs with the Southern California Leadership Network has enhanced my ability to focus on holistic solutions for the communities that I live and work in. The curriculums of each program allow you to take healthy time away from your day to day work to deeply evaluate the challenges of today. I believe current and potential fellows participating in any of the SCLN programs will find them to be life altering and eye opening."

Aaron Rios , Walmart, LSC '09, LLA '08, SCLN Board Member


Gubernatorial Appointments Workshop , April 26
Join Assemblymember Ricardo Lara (LLA '07) and Assembly Speaker John Pérez for a Gubernatorial Appointments Workshop and learn how you can serve your community on a statewide level.
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20th Anniversary Los Angeles Riots, April 27
Join SAIGU in a commorative service, unity march and an award ceremony of L.A. Community Heroes of Hope. Speakers include Mayor Villaraigosa and California State Assembly Speaker Pérez
more info

World Trade Week Kickoff, May 4
Celebrate the 86th Annual World Trade Week at the Omni Los Angeles Hotel at California Plaza. Join more than 400 executives and members of the diplomatic corps to kick off a month-long celebration of world trade in Southern California. The program will also highlight the Korea Trade Investment Agency in celebration of its 50th anniversary in Los Angeles.
more info


Leadership Southern California focuses on Ventura County
Last Friday, the Leadership Southern California class explored Ventura County, a region known for its vast agricultural presence and for being a huge contributor to the biotech industry. Fellows had a chance to explore different facets of the region, including visits to The Limonera Company, Food Share of Ventura County and the Naval Base. They also had a chance to hear from a variety of regional leaders on the importance of strengthening regional collaboration. "As a politician, we all want to make the best decision for our city," said Simi Valley Councilmember Glen Becerra. "However, we all need to do our fair share and work together to look at the larger impact and how our region can thrive together." Read more about the day on Twitter.


Marshall Memorial Fellowship call for nominations now open!
SCLN, the official partner of the German Marshall Fund of the United States, is accepting nominations for the 2013 Marshall Memorial Fellowship through June 4, 2012. The prestigious and competitive program is a 24-day fellowship in Europe for emerging leaders aged 28-40, in government, business, media and the nonprofit sector who are committed to strengthening transatlantic relationships. View more information and download the nomination form now.

Recap: Global Connections dinner featuring Ethiopian-Americans
Last week, SCLN graduates and current Fellows met with key leaders within the Ethopian community at Nyala restaurant. The dinner discussion highlighted local perspectives, civic engagement, and the cultural history of migration patterns."If your parent wanted you to be Ethiopian, then that's how the tradition would keep going, " said Deputy Director Azeb Tadesse, African Studies Center, UCLA international Institute. She also noted the important role the church plays in keeping tradition alive and the focal point where the community shares information. View Photo Gallery

Celebrating 25 years of dynamic leadership
SCLN is proud to be celebrating 25 years of excellence in leadership. This year represents the 25th anniversary of Leadership L.A. and SCLN is excited to host activities throughout the year to help celebrate this achievement. Join us for a summer reunion picnic at Griffith Park on August 11, 2012. Details to come!


"Ventura County has a more robust current mix of high-tech jobs than any other county in the nation."

-Bruce Stenslie, President & CEO, Economic Development Collaborative Ventura County at Leadership Southern California seminar in Ventura on April 13.



Who Are We?
The Southern California Leadership Network's mission is to develop a productive network of exemplary and diverse leaders in the business, government and community sectors who are capable of addressing the critical challenges facing the Southern California region. For more information, visit

Southern California Leadership Network, 350 S. Bixel St., Los Angeles, CA 90017
213.580.7526 | fax: 213.580.7511 | |

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