Why Leadership Palm Beach County?

LPBC’s programs set us apart. Our three core programs offer:

  • backstage access to Palm Beach County’s “movers and shakers” as well as significant sites
  • hands-on experience with major industries and community issues
  • in-depth exploration of topics including civics & government, tourism, and agriculture

Each program targets a unique group of people in our community and are designed and coordinated by LPBC alumni. For more information, navigate to a specific program by using the menu on the left side of this page.

The Leadership Engage is a comprehensive, nine-month exploration of Palm Beach County’s leading industries and most pressing issues. Participants meet for one full day each month and complete a Civic Engagement project. Admission to the program is competitive, and applications are due in April of each year. Program tuition is $2,300.


Leadership Focus is a 2 ½ day intensive workshop designed for professionals who are new to Palm Beach County or whose schedules do not permit them to participate in the year-long Leadership Engage Program. Registration for Leadership Focus opens in August. The program takes place in January. Program tuition is $500.


Modeled on our core Leadership Engage Program, the Youth Leadership program is now called Leadership Grow, and has become widely-known for its impact on Palm Beach County’s youngest leaders as they prepare for college and envision future careers. The Youth Leadership program is open to local high school juniors, who are admitted based on the recommendation of school administrators and faculty.
LPBC offers this program free of charge.


Leadership Aspire is a new program offered by Leadership Palm Beach County (LPBC) based on a community needs assessment conducted in December 2015.  This exciting new program, Leadership Aspire will further LPBC’s mission to educate and unite leaders to build a better community by creating a pipeline for leaders in the community!

There will be quarterly 4-hour workshops presented on themes including behaviors of a leader, strategic planning, managing change, and leadership competencies.  Workshops need to focus on leadership training and include aspects for the individual (self-awareness/self-management), team (as a team member and team leader), and manager for the up and coming leader.  


I am part of an organization that affects positive change in our community.
- Board member Gregory Demetriades (Class of 2000)
                                                          CFO, Community Partnership Group