Program Overview


Leadership San Ramon Valley is designed to provide current and emerging community leaders with the information and skills necessary to appreciate the resources, understand the issues, manage the challenges and lead in the rapidly evolving business, political, educational, cultural and social environment of the San Ramon Valley.

Grounded in the notion that a community’s greatest resources are the quality and commitment of its leaders, Leadership San Ramon Valley believes that our community thrives on the efforts of those who are inspired, committed, knowledgeable and creative; those who create opportunities, seek new ways to overcome challenges and provide innovative insights; and those who, through their personal commitments, toil to grow a community, an economy and a society.

Participants meet once a month in day-long seminars focused on a different foundational aspect of the community or leadership development. Members of the Board of Directors serve as day chairs and are involved in the planning of each of the sessions. Class members interact with subject-area experts, community leaders, and each other through fieldwork assignments, during class and on their class project.  See the Program menu for the list of class session topics.

Leadership San Ramon Valley’s objectives are created to help you meet both your professional and personal goals.

  • To foster an understanding of the issues, policies, and processes which shape the San Ramon Valley
  • To develop and strengthen leadership and decision-making skills
  • To create opportunities for interaction among community leaders and policy makers
  • To provide a forum for stimulating creative responses to community issues