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The LEAD (Leadership Education and Development) Institute is in-depth professional development for successful nonprofit leaders serving the diverse communities of Monterey, Santa Cruz and San Benito Counties. See navigation links on left for details.

  • LEAD is essential leadership and management training for nonprofit managers and directors.
  • LEAD provides immediate benefits by integrating with your organization's goals and needs.
  • LEAD develops strong, effective leaders in a multicultural learning environment.


LEAD really gave me another opportunity to learn more skills.  I felt more confident to apply for other things that would keep that momentum going, and to go out to networking and collaborative events and speak out, advocate for my agency, and give feedback.  I have definitely found a lot more value in my own voice.”   Nina Alcaraz, Early Childhood Development Initiative Manager, LEAD Alumna 09/10

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