Executive Leadership Series (ELS) is a six-week program constructed to meet the unique needs of executive leaders in Long Beach.
The program is designed for executive leaders and aspiring executives of Long Beach organizations and companies. The program size is kept small to provide more interaction and create meaningful discussions.
The Executive Leadership Series is unlike other generic leadership programs because it is formulated with instructional, experiential, group learning, and reflection activities. The Executive Leadership Series is designed to take your leadership to the next level whether you are brand new or a seasoned executive.
Heighten the effectiveness and impact of each executive in Long Beach.
Facilitate networking with cohort members, Leadership Long Beach alumni, and community leaders so that you are better positioned and connected to achieve organizational and personal objectives.
Enhance understanding of the unique challenges and opportunities that exist within the City of Long Beach so that you are better equipped to serve and make a lasting and positive impact.
Strengthen personal, organizational, and community leadership competencies using a customized curriculum that best serves each cohort (participants will help shape the curriculum via responses to online survey).
Class sessions run from 1:00 pm to 6:00 pm and are followed by a class networking dinner ending no later than 8:00 pm. Snacks are provided during the class sessions to keep everyone’s energy up until the dinner hour. Each session is held in a different location around Long Beach enabling participants to learn more about our Long Beach community and build a more diverse cross-sector network.
2019 Class Dates & Topics
Thursday, April 4th – Executive Presence and Leadership Trust
Thursday, April 11th – Experience Leadership Principles
Thursday, April 18th – Leveraging Leadership Strengths
Thursday, April 25th – Building Teams through Trust
Thursday, May 2nd – Executive Communication Skills
Thursday, May 9th – Graduation Celebration
Pamela Bright, City of Long Beach Department of Health and Human Services
Corry Colonna, California State University Long Beach
Tracy Colunga, City of Long Beach, Innovation Team
James Farley, City of Long Beach Fire Department
Glenn Farren, Port of Long Beach
Kerry Gerot, Port of Long Beach
Robbie Grego, Long Beach Fire Department
Lana Haddad, City of Long Beach, Water Department
Erik Herzog, City of Long Beach Police Department
David Klug, P2S Inc.
Olivia Maiser, City of Long Beach, City Auditor’s Office
Alvin Papa, City of Long Beach, Public Works Department
Sergio Ramirez, City of Long Beach, Economic Development Department
Anna Reyes, Long Beach Police Department
April Walker, City of Long Beach, Public Works Department
Brandon Walker, Long Beach Police Department
Paul Alvarado, City of Long Beach Fire Department
Alison Bruesehoff, Rancho Los Cerritos
Mikhail Fuks, P2S Engineering
Matthew Gruneisen, City of Long Beach Fire Department
Ginger Lee, City of Long Beach Department of Health and Human Services
Courtney Makela, The Boeing Company
Melvin McGuire, City of Long Beach Police Department
Crystal Slaten, City of Long Beach Civil Service
Lauren Vargas, City of Long Beach Mayor’s Office
Alexandra Basquez, City of Long Beach
William Cusato, The Boeing Company
Mark Guillen, Molina Healthcare
Daryl James, Rebuilding Together Long Beach
Debra Johnson, Long Beach Transit
Richard Jordan, Port of Long Beach
Kenneth Kato, Long Beach Unified School District
Jeffrey Liberman, Long Beach Police Department
Robin Perry, Law Offices of Robin D. Perry & Associates
Travis Taylor, P2S Engineering
Loren Simpson, Long Beach Convention & Visitors Bureau
Linda Alexander, The Nonprofit Partnership
Patrick Brown, Westerly School
Kelly Colopy, City of Long Beach
Michael Fisher, VA Hospital of Long Beach
Lori Lamb, California State University, Office of the Chancellor
Kenneth McDonald, Long Beach Transit
Patrick Schirmer, Boeing Commercial Airplanes
Kandice Taylor-Sherwood, City of Long Beach
Carmen Taylor, California State University, Long Beach