Dear Long Beach Business Leader,


On behalf of the Community Partners Council, we are honored to invite you to join Leadership Long Beach’s annual Partners in Leadership program.


For 30 years, Leadership Long Beach has been training principled leaders to better activate, inform, and connect Long Beach. By joining the annual Partners in Leadership program, your business can help to ensure the future of Leadership Long Beach’s good work while strengthening your brand and winning new customers. 


We have built the Partners in Leadership program with your business needs in mind.  On this webpage, we’ve outlined the different ways your business can get involved and the impact on the community that your involvement will have.


Thank you for being a leader of Long Beach business.


Each sponsorship level includes the benefits of the levels below it.

Partners in Leadership contributions are tax-deductible to the full-extent of the law.

Participation as a class member* in our signature LLB Institute or Executive Leadership Series programs to develop key associates and immerse them into the workings of our city.

Recognition of your generous support through media channels and at LLB events including retreats, class days and receptions.

Tailored leadership programs and experiences to meet your unique corporate needs and objectives.

Opportunity to address and directly engage with our participants, alumni, Board of Directors and Honorary Board of Governors.

Program scholarships in your organization’s name for worthy leaders unable to participate due to financial circumstances.

Tax-deductible contributions that are leveraged through our proven offerings to enhance both Long Beach and your brand.


*All applicants participate in an interview process and program candidates are approved by the LLB Selection Committee.

Leadership Long Beach is a 501(c)(3) tax deductible organization. Our revenues are based on fees for service, sponsorships, charitable gifts, individual contributions, and grants.


The Institute program is an intensive 10-month program for community leaders wishing to improve their understanding of the opportunities and challenges of the Long Beach community.


The Youth Leadership Long Beach program is a 7-month program to develop high school students for leadership roles and address issues important to them and the community.


The Executive Leadership Series (ELS) is a 6-week long program for executive leaders who are new to Long Beach and seeking to define a role for themselves.


A tailored leadership retreat for groups looking to build bridges of communication, create leadership awareness and facilitate team-building opportunities for themselves.


Contact Woody Sides at [email protected]