San Diego Leadership Alliance Now Accepting Applications for 2013 New Leaders Council Institute

SAN DIEGO, September 5, 2012 – The San Diego Leadership Alliance (SDLA) today announced the opening of the application period for the 2013 New Leaders Council (NLC) Institute, a leadership training program for young professionals.

The NLC Institute spans 10 days over five months and equips young leaders with the skills, opportunities, and relationships to make change in San Diego.

The training program focuses on a core curriculum of personal leadership development, entrepreneurship, communications, fund raising, political strategy, traditional and new media, and public speaking.

Designed to provide young leaders with the tools they need to take the next step in their careers, the training program is relevant to young leaders who work inside and outside of politics, with an emphasis on preparing young people to be engaged in civic life throughout their careers.

Applications for the NLC Institute are due on Sunday, November 11 and can be found here:

Ahead of the application deadline, a number of information sessions will take place throughout the San Diego area. At the info sessions, anyone interested in the NLC Institute will have a chance to hear from board members, selections committee members, and alumni from the program.

The informal info sessions will be happening at the following locations and times:

Thursday, September 6 at 5:30 p.m.
Latham and Watkins LLP
600 W Broadway #1800, San Diego, CA 92101

Tuesday, September 11 at 6:00 p.m.
LGBT Community Center
3909 Centre Street, San Diego, CA 92103

Thursday, September 13 at 6:30 p.m.
Wine Steals of Point Loma
2970 Truxton Road, San Diego CA, 92110

Thursday, September 20 at 5:30 p.m.
San Diego Foundation, Hoffman Room
2508 Historic Decatur Rd., Suite 200, San Diego, CA 92106

Monday, September 24 at 6:00 p.m.
Nuestro Voto, Nuestro Futuro Campaign Office
260 S. Orange St. Suite 9, Escondido, CA 92025

Wednesday, September 26 at 5:30 p.m.
511 F St. (Between 6th Ave & 5th Ave), San Diego, CA 92101

Wednesday, October 3 at 6:00 p.m.
Café Calabria
3933 30th St., San Diego, CA 92104

Thursday, October 4 at 5:30 p.m.
Ryan Bro's Coffee
1894 Main Street, San Diego, CA 92113

Tuesday, October 11 at 5:30 p.m.
Ryan Bro's Coffee
1894 Main Street, San Diego, CA 92113

Tuesday, October 17 at 5:30 p.m.
The Moore Firm – Business Law
5752 Oberlin Drive, San Diego, CA 92121

Tuesday, October 23 at 5:30 p.m.
Center on Policy Initiatives
3727 Camino del Rio South, Suite 100, San Diego, CA 92108

RSVP's are not mandatory, but they're encouraged. For more information or to RSVP, please visit


SAN DIEGO LEADERSHIP ALLIANCE (SDLA): SDLA's mission is to develop the next generation of progressive leaders by providing the skills, relationships and opportunities to build a sustainable progressive infrastructure in the San Diego region.

SDLA's benchmark program is our leadership institute, conducted in conjunction with the national non-profit New Leaders Council. It is intended to bring together a diverse group of progressive individuals and provide them the tools needed to become progressive leaders in San Diego. For more information on SDLA and their programs visit

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