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Our programs are unique because of their deep, personal nature that helps leaders reflect and build trusting relationships with each other.  The result is a cadre of leaders equipped with the mindsets, skills, and connections to advance community well-being.

Growing Edge Leaders (GEL) as the name suggests is for seasoned leaders who are committed to staying on their “growing edge” — the places where you find yourself being called to grow and stretch the margins of your capacity.

Serves:  High-impact social sector leaders and community leaders located in the Santa Barbara and Ventura Counties.

Structure: Membership program, meets monthly in a full-day forum. Plus, monthly executive coaching.

Katherine Harvey Fellows invests in talented and motivated future community leaders from a variety of professions, backgrounds, and perspectives.

Serves: Up and coming community-driven leaders from a mix of professions including business, legal, faith, education, government and other professions within Santa Barbara County.

Structure: 12 month program consisting of one 4-hour meeting per month, plus outside experiential work.

Network: 20 participants and 149 alumni

Emerging Leaders program empowers, elevates, and connects the next generation of nonprofit leaders.  

Serves:  Mid-level and new executive nonprofit and other social sector leaders from Santa Barbara County.

Structure: 10 monthly, full-day sessions

Network: 166 alumni

Leading for Community Impact program engages northern Santa Barbara County nonprofit professionals  to develop their leadership skills and explore management strategies to make a greater impact.

Serves: Experienced and rising nonprofit and social sector professionals who works towards the wellbeing of Santa Maria Valley communities including Santa Maria, and Lompoc.

Structure: 11 months of 10 full-day sessions, and one month of capstone project

Network: 20 participants and 64 alumni

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