We host community speaker events and learning opportunities to help you continually grow and inspire others as a leader. We expand your community knowledge, strengthen your leadership skills, and connect you to others who want to collaboratively solve local issues.
Join an Info Session—Community Acceleration Program for Nonprofits
Attention San Mateo County Nonprofits! Do you have a project that needs a kickstart? … A tough problem you need help tackling? Leadership Council SMC will pair selected SMC nonprofits with a team of Emerging Leaders who will bring knowledge, experience, skills, and passion to ACCELERATE your project. Register for an Info Session to learn how your organization can benefit!
Applications for the 2023-24 Community Acceleration Program will be available from June 14 - August 1, 2023 on our homepage: www.leadershipcouncilsmc.org.
Inclusive Employment Practices for a Diverse Workforce
Join us as leaders from AbilityPath guide an exploration of inclusive practices in the workplace during this one-hour, interactive workshop. AbilityPath, a local nonprofit, serves the lifespan of individuals with developmental disabilities and their families, and provides employment services for adults with developmental disabilities in San Mateo and Santa Clara counties. Their team will share the positive impact they are making in our community to increase inclusive employment opportunities and their commitment to Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, and Belonging practices as part of their learning journey as an inclusive employer. They will offer practical suggestions and strategies you can put to work in your organization. Hosted by Leadership Council San Mateo County as part of Healthy Communities Month.
Attend an Info Sessions for Leadership CORPS and Emerging Leaders Programs
Join us to learn about our Leadership Immersion Programs: Leadership CORPS for senior-level leaders, and Emerging Leaders for rising county leaders. Get all of your questions answered! Three information sessions offered. Registration is required.
Hidden Rules of Class
In this special, one-hour event led by Amber Checky and Heather Checky of Inclusion Counts, participants examined the different experiences of people who grow up in poverty v. those who grow up wealthy or in the middle class, and the hidden rules of middle-class environments. They deepened their understanding about social class and the complex support systems needed to support diverse communities.
Education in the News
The controversy over how issues of race, racism, and diversity are taught in schools is boiling. 'Anti-critical race theory' laws or regulations have been enacted and their effects are being felt across the country.. In this special, 90-minute event led by Amber Checky and Heather Checky of Inclusion Counts, participants engaged in an important discussion of censorship in schools, self-censorship among educators, and how the coarsening of debates about classroom control is causing educators to leave the profession.
Empower Your Team: Putting Words Into Action
A 90-Minute workshop led by two expert leadership coaches who used examples, interactive exercises, and practical take-home tools, to teach the key components of EMPOWERMENT and expose participants to simple ways to create a culture of empowerment that will help your teams grow.
Candidate Forum, District 3, San Mateo County Board of Supervisors
Leadership Council San Mateo County and Puente facilitated a bilingual conversation with the candidates seeking election to the San Mateo County Board of Supervisors, District 3, replacing Don Horsley.
Running For Office: How & Why
Leaders shared their experiences, inspiration, and how they are creating change through their elected offices.
Disrupting Bias: Learn To Be An Inclusion Champion
Two-part training designed to strengthen participant’s ability to create an inclusive workplace for everyone by discovering personal biases and how to identify them. Participants feel empowered to create safe spaces for themselves and their coworkers.
Global Companies, Local Community Members & Equity in Drug Development and Access.
Chairman & CEO Gilead Sciences, Daniel O’Day CEO Genentech, Alexander Hardy in a conversation with Stanford Business School Professor of Organizational Behavior, Dr. Brian Lowery about Global Companies, Local Community Members & Equity in Drug Development and Access.
Leading San Mateo County Before & During the Pandemic & What Comes Next
San Mateo County Supervisor Carole Groom & San Mateo County Manager Mike Callagy in conversation with ABC7 News Anchor Kristen Sze about Leading San Mateo County Before & During the Pandemic, & What Comes Next.
Tom Rath on his book: Life’s Great Question: Discover What You Contribute to the World
Leadership Council SMC Launch Event with Tom Rath, the #1 New York Times bestselling author of StrengthsFinder 2.0, How Full Is Your Bucket?, and Eat Move Sleep discussing his new book, Life’s Great Question: Discover What You Contribute to the World with 12-Time Emmy Winner NBC News Anchor Raj Mathai.