Our leadership programs help participants find pathways to make an impact.

They are experiential, 10-month, immersive, professional development programs framed around countywide issues, and led by influential leaders and presenters who are experts in their field.

Participants engage in monthly Learning Days that include shared experiences, leadership coaching, and individual and group learning opportunities. Participants build relationships with members of their cohort and with influential leaders in San Mateo County.

Leadership CORPS

For Established Senior-Level Leaders

Designed for senior-level leaders, CORPS provides broad and deep knowledge of San Mateo County, personal training in strength-based leadership skills, and peer-to-peer connection and networking.

Emerging Leaders

Designed for Rising Stars

Career-changing professional development for rising leaders, the Emerging Leaders Program is built on a framework of civic knowledge, transformational leadership skill development, and hands-on community engagement.

More Immersion Program Details

Review these Frequently Asked Questions or slide presentation to learn about our Leadership Immersion Programs: Leadership CORPS for senior-level leaders, and Emerging Leaders for rising county leaders.

Attend an Info Session for San Mateo County Nonprofits

All San Mateo County nonprofits are invited to apply to our 2023-2024 Community Acceleration Program for Nonprofits.

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.

Attend an Info Session to learn how your organization can benefit!

Applications for the 2023-24 Community Acceleration Program will be available on or before June 14.

Deadline to apply is August 1, 2023.