Leadership Pleasanton was created by the Pleasanton Chamber of Commerce in 1988, and has produced more than 800 graduates in its 30-plus years. In the Fall of each year, 30 individuals from local businesses, professional, government and service organizations as well as residents begin participating in monthly, day-long sessions, culminating in a graduation in May. Participants have the opportunity to go behind the scenes with current leaders in the community to learn what makes Pleasanton work. The Leadership Pleasanton program is committed to the betterment of our community and is open to everyone.
What is Leadership Pleasanton?
The goal of the Leadership Pleasanton program is to develop community leaders. Each class of Leadership Pleasanton is comprised of individuals from all sectors of our community, from local businesses, professional, government and service organizations to Pleasanton residents. In the Fall, the class begins participating in monthly, day-long sessions, culminating in a graduation in May. Participants have the opportunity to go behind the scenes with current leaders in the community to learn what makes Pleasanton work. Topics of the sessions include Pleasanton history, local government, health and human services, business and economics, education, public safety, infrastructure, and recreation. Each session is designed to be interactive, educational and challenging and features presenters representing a cross-section of the community. Each member of the class is expected to attend all sessions in their entirety in order to realize the maximum benefits of the program.
Who enrolls in Leadership Pleasanton?
Individuals living or working in Pleasanton who have a desire to educate themselves with vital community information along with reinforcing their leadership skills and involvement in the community, wish to learn more about how to make a difference in our community, and have a strong desire to become part of a network of personal and professional contacts.
What is the commitment?
Attend monthly day-long sessions on the second Thursday of the month beginning in the Fall. Each member of the class is expected to attend all sessions in their entirety in order to realize the maximum benefits of the program.
What is the investment?
Tuition of $950 covers all program materials, transportation, lunch each day, and a graduation celebration. A limited number of partial scholarships are available.
How do I enroll?
The Leadership Pleasanton program is open to everyone in the community. The class of 2024 is currently full but please email [email protected] to join the waitlist.
For questions about the program, sponsorship opportunities, partial scholarships, or to be added to the alumni mailing list, please email Yianna Theodorou at the Pleasanton Chamber of Commerce at [email protected] or call (925) 846-5858 ext. 203.
Leadership Pleasanton does not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, sex (including gender, gender identity, gender expression, transgender, pregnancy, and breastfeeding), national origin, ancestry, disability, medical condition, genetic characteristics or information, marital status, age, sexual orientation (including homosexuality, bisexuality, or heterosexuality), military or veteran status, or any other protected classification.
Leadership Pleasanton Alumni
Since Leadership Pleasanton was created by the Pleasanton Chamber in 1988, more than 800 individuals have graduated from the program in its 30+ years.
Congratulations to the Class of 2023
Jenny Doehle Leadership Pleasanton Award
This award is presented each year to an individual who demonstrates the principles of
the Leadership Pleasanton program and best exemplifies the program’s goals of giving
outstanding community service. The recipient must be a graduate of the Leadership
Pleasanton program. The award is named after Jenny Doehle, a long-time member of the Pleasanton Chamber staff who died of leukemia in 2006.