Develop Leaders

We offer a variety of leadership programs that develop effective leaders who are prepared to meet the complex challenges they face in their communities, their social circles, and in today's global organizations.

working professionals smiling in classroom Nonprofit Governance and Community Leadership Programs The nonprofit board governance and community leadership programs offered by The Nonprofit Institute provide nonprofit organizations the opportunity to build on their strengths, navigate obstacles, and become more prepared to better meet their mission.
group of professionals in classroom looking at blue building blocks Lean Six Sigma for Social Impact The Nonprofit Institute has teamed up with the Shiley-Marcos School of Engineering to develop the first-of-its-kind Lean Six Sigma for Social Impact program for nonprofits in the San Diego region. This unique program is designed for organizations to extend their mission for even greater social impact.
group of young professionals smiling Leaders 20/20 Leaders 20/20 is a network of young professionals committed to a healthy environment, strong economy, and high quality of life for all in San Diego.
group of hikers in mountains Leaders for Outdoor Equity Leaders for Outdoor Equity is built on the premise that the health and vitality of all people and our great outdoors depends on the next generation of leadership in the public, private and nonprofit sectors to champion the wild and special places that we call home.
Horizon Leadership logo - Illustration of a sun rising on the horizon Horizon Leadership Horizon Leadership is a program of sustainable leadership development for those who have an exemplary history of successful intervention on challenging issues affecting the health and well-being of underserved and under-resourced communities.
sunrise over mountain top CATALYST Coaching

CATALYST is a coaching initiative created to support First-Generation students in SOLES. Coaching sessions will focus on goal-setting around personal and professional development (as determined by each client), as well as what may be getting in the way of those goals and what additional support is needed to achieve them.

group of women standing and smiling Conscious Leadership Academy The Conscious Leadership Academy helps people create and activate new possibilities for effective action. Our programs develop self-awareness, personal clarity, and the ability to understand and integrate individual, group and community perspectives. We develop effective leaders who can create innovative solutions to social and organizational challenges.
Smiling graduates Hansen Summer Institute on Leadership & International Cooperation This summer fellowship, funded by a generous grant from the Fred J. Hansen Foundation, is an opportunity for international and U.S. students to build leadership skills and better cultural understanding to help form a more peaceful future. Fellows receive hands-on training in team-building, public speaking, negotiation, mediation and working together to solve international problems.