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Information Sessions for SDLA's 2023 Institute & Application

Learn about the San Diego Leadership Alliance Institute!

SDLA exists to build a net­work of pro­gres­sives with the skills and rela­tion­ships to pro­vide a focus on equity, equality and justice. SDLA is not just about devel­op­ing can­di­dates to run for pub­lic office. Polit­i­cal change includes elected offi­cials, but it also requires sup­port­ers from the busi­ness, non­prof­it, and other sectors.

SDLA's bench­mark pro­gram is our lead­er­ship Insti­tute that runs January through June ever year. We bring together a diverse group of pro­gres­sive indi­vid­u­als and pro­vide them the tools needed to become lead­ers in San Diego.

Learn more about the upcoming 2023 Institute and its application process by registering to an info session here:

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SDLA 2023 Institute Application Now Open!

The SDLA Institute is the organization's flagship program, consisting of skills and relationship building over six-months. We strongly encourage nominations of emerging leaders for the institute, and progressive young professionals in the San Diego region to apply.

Applicants MUST be members of SDLA. To become a member, go to

Applications are due at 11:59 PM on Tuesday, November 15, 2022. Late applications will not be reviewed. 

Join the SDLA Selections Committee for a virtual info session on the Institute and application process on Tuesday, September 20th at 6:30pm. Click here to register.

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Join SDLA at the Padres Game vs the Rockies

Join the San Diego Leadership Alliance for a summer meet-up at a Padres game! We’re heading to Petco Park on August 2 for a 7:10 pm game to cheer on the hometown team against the Colorado Rockies. Bring yourself and bring a friend! Tickets are $45 per person for field level and are on sale now, but only for a limited time. You must purchase your tickets by June 30 so we can lock-in our group seats.


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