Leadership San Jose Class of 2017

leadership san jose, celebrating its 25-year anniversary in 2016, is the region’s premiere leadership training program. With a class of 35 members, leadership san jose engages in a rigorous 10-part program learning how to be better civic entrepreneurs, and completes a community-based project that gives back to San Jose by donating time and services to a regional non-profit.

Over 26 years, more than 800 local business, nonprofit and public sector professionals have graduated from the LSJ Cohort Class. The group remains active through regular mixers and events.

Meet our 2017 leadership san jose advisory committee here.


The leadership san jose cohort is an application-based program that brings together emerging and established professionals within the San Jose metropolitan area and exposes them to a broad range of issues that impact the region’s economic prosperity and quality of life, with a goal of increasing participants’ civic, political, philanthropic and/or community service engagement.


Women Engaged! is a series of salon-style conversations on topics of social urgency that may be of particular interest to women. Programs are held in private homes and include wine, coffee and dessert. Location addresses are provided upon registration.

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Age Advantage is a special interest group that will focus on issues and policies relating to an age-friendly San Jose. By 2030, Santa Clara County will have the highest senior population in the country. This demographic shift will have economic, social, quality of life, political, civic and policy impacts in our community.

Read more about it here.