The Institute

The Institute

The Institute is an intensive 10-month program that engages and challenges community leaders to discover together how to make Long Beach a better city.

We appreciate your interest in our Leadership Long Beach Institute program. Applications for the 2023-24 program will be available in mid-May. If you want to be notified when the application opens, click the button below to get an email invitation to apply when it becomes available.

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The 100+ hour Leadership Long Beach Institute program is offered annually from August through June. The program provides principled leadership development class sessions that emphasize integrity, vision, personal responsibility, commitment, and community trusteeship. Through panel presentations and interactive communication/learning sessions led by community leaders and subject experts, participants learn about current issues pertaining to the local economy, government, education, media, healthcare, and social services and connect with the individuals and organizations that are making a difference in Long Beach.

What Do We Do?


Learn about California’s 7th largest city—the communities, the issues, the people and the future


Join community leaders to design and implement service projects that address community needs while finding more opportunities to serve Long Beach.


Join the leadership network of LLB alumni—1800+ leaders over the past 30 years—who are leading in every sector of the community.

Leadership In Action

Task Force Urges New Source for Leaders

Members of the Leadership Long Beach task force discuss their proposed training program with Long Be... Read more

The Amazing Race

From Houghton Skate Park to the Aquarium of the Pacific, the teams of four LLB Class of 2016 members... Read more

Home Away From Home

Thirteen members of Leadership Long Beach's Beautiful Class of 2016 involved over two dozen city and... Read more

You Are Here

Project You Are Here set out to educate and activate the disengaged residents of the City of Long Be... Read more

The Mix

The Mix was about getting leaders to show up, build relationships and take from community what else ... Read more

LLBI 2016 Graduation

The 27th Institute Class of Leadership Long Beach g... Read more

2016 LLB 'Amazing Race'

The Leadership Long Beach Class of 2017 participated in this year's LLB 'Amazing Race' through the s... Read more

2016 Community Welcome Reception

The community came for the introduction to the LLBI Class of 2017 at the Community Welcome Reception... Read more

LLBI 2017 - March

The LLBI Class of 2017 had their Governance class session at the Long Beach City Hall.  The class h... Read more

LLBI 2017 - Business and Economic Development

The Institute Class of 2017 had a busy Monday session scheduled for April as they began their Busine... Read more

Farm Stand: LLBI Class of 2017 project

The first project for the LLBI Class of 2017 was the implementation of the Farm Stand with the goal to increase basic access to healthy food options on the west side of Long Beach. Read more

2017 Project Presentations

The Leadership Long Beach Institute and Youth programs presented their projects to a gathering of 10... Read more

Institute Class of 2017 Graduation Celebration

On Monday, June 19th, Leadership Long Beach added 31 more participants to its alumni family with the... Read more

2017 Amazing Race

With the sponsorship of Long Beach Yellow Cab, the LLBI Class of 2018 began first experience of Lea... Read more

2017 LLB Community Welcome Reception

On Monday August 28 at Rancho Los Cerritos, the Leadership Long Beach Institute Class of 2018 was in... Read more

City Hall Day for LLBI Class of 2018

For the Governance and Media Day, the Institute Class of 2018 spent Monday, March 5th at Long Beach ... Read more

2018 Projects Presentation

The Leadership Long Beach Institute and Youth programs presented their projects to a gathering of 10... Read more

2018 LLBI Graduation Ceremony & Dinner

On Monday, June 18 at the home of Pat Murphy (LLBI '03) near Virginia Country Club, alumni, family, ... Read more

2018 Community Welcome Reception

On Monday August 27 at Rancho Los Cerritos, the Leadership Long Beach Institute Class of 2019 was in... Read more

March 2019 Leadership Connections

Nearly 75 people attended the March 2019 Leadership Connections at The Hubb, 100 W. Broadway, on a s... Read more

LLBI 2019 Projects Presentation

Nearly 100 people came out to hear the three projects successfully created by the members of the Ins... Read more

2019 Community Welcome Reception

The Community Welcome Reception kicked off the 31st year of Leadership Long Beach with the introd... Read more