The Leadership Monterey Peninsula 10- month program is an interactive, focused and comprehensive experience of 100 + hours that begins in September and ends in June each year.

Our comprehensive, exciting and fast-paced 10-month program for adults meets monthly, beginning in September 2011 and concluding in June 2012, to train informed and skilled leaders to help make a positive difference in our community.


The program meets one full day each month for approximately 8 hours. Sessions include field trips, site visits, experiential leadership activities, and expert speakers sharing expertise on topics relevant to the day’s theme. Each day focuses on a different and vital aspect of the community (agriculture, environment, government, history, arts, education, health care, public safety, business and economic development, communications, and nonprofits).

The objectives of the program are: to heighten awareness of key business, government and community organizations; to provide in-depth perspectives on community issues and challenges; to increase leadership skills and promote placement in high profile stewardship positions; and to encourage active membership in a life-long network of community leaders.

The 10-month program begins in September and ends in June each year. The application deadline for the upcoming program is  July 15. Applications are accepted year round for the next program.

We look for applicants who:

  • Plan to live here for an extended period of time or permanently.
  • Have a high level of interest in our community.
  • Have the ability to attend all the program sessions.
  • Are over 21 years of age.

For more information, contact us at:
Phone:(831) 649-8252
email: info@leadershipmonterey.org

Leadership Academy


Increasing the capacity and effectiveness of nonprofits in Monterey County

LeaderLink matches community volunteers with nonprofit organizations interested in expanding their board of directors. The matching and recruitment capability helps community members identify and join nonprofit boards while giving the nonprofits access to a wider pool of qualified candidates. The program matches Monterey County nonprofits with potential board members that have similar interests, talents, and background. The LeaderLink collaborative presently includes the Community Foundation for Monterey County and Leadership Monterey Peninsula.

LeaderLink offers nonprofit organizations the opportunity to prepare to best receive new board members. Agencies interested in participating should attend the workshop “Building Your Board for Agency Success” (next workshop on May 6, 2008) before participating in matches. The May 6th workshop is designed for agencies to strengthen their infrastructure to bring on qualified new board members.

LeaderLink offers individuals the chance to learn more about board roles and responsibilities in preparation for sitting on a nonprofit board. Individuals interested in participating should attend the workshop “Basics of Board Leadership” before participating in matches.

Once the nonprofit organizations and individuals have participated in their respective workshops, a Matching Event is held. The Matching Event is a reception where nonprofit organizations come together with individuals to promote good matches.

For More Information, Contact

Leadership Monterey Peninsula         Community Foundation for Monterey Co.
(831) 649-8252                                       (831) 375-9712
info@leadershipmonterey.org             kaki@cfmco.org

This interactive four-week class introduces you to the inner workings of local government.  Leadership Monterey Peninsula in partnership with Leadership Salinas Valley with city staff and elected officials present topics that will make you a more informed resdient and able to get your needs and concerns addressed.  Topics include:  what makes a city run; how to access your local government; city services and government structure; presenting your views to government, how to read a city budget and much more.

Candidate School
This exciting and informative four-week class is for anyone throughout Monterey County who is considering running for public office.  Leadership Monterey Peninsula, in partnership with Leadership Salinas Valley, presents a variety of topics and speakers who cover:  election filing deadlines, creating a campaign team, finance laws and reporting, fundraising, working with the media, getting endorsements, the impact on family and work, and much more.

Held in elections years, every other year.

Advanced Boardsmanship
This highly interactive, fun and productive three-hour workshop is for people with some recent or past board experience who want to increase their understanding and skills in building a high performing board team.  We will look beyond roles and responsbilities to the structure and dynamics of the board.  We’ll also identify what is working, what is not working, and explore solutions for your particular organization.  The Trainer is Karen Csejtey, Executive Director of Leadership Monterey Peninsula.  Held in August each year.