Executive Leadership Series (ELS) is a six-week program designed 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 designed 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).
The cohort will meet once a week for six consecutive weeks. Class sessions will begin at 1:00 pm and will end at 6:00 pm for a class networking dinner, which will end no later than 8:00 pm. Each session is held in a different location around Long Beach to build connections within the community. Snacks are provided during the class sessions to everyone’s energy up until the dinner hour.
Thursday, April 5th – Executive Presence and Leadership Trust
Thursday, April 12th – Identifying Leadership Strengths and Values
Thursday, April 19th – Leveraging Leadership Strengths
Thursday, April 26th – Team Trust / Team Strengths
Thursday, May 3rd – Societal Contribution and Trust
Thursday, May 10th – Graduation Celebration
Community Service Activity
The team will also participate in a group community service activity during the course of the program.
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