Why Leadership Palm Beach County?

LPBC’s programs set us apart. Our Engage, Focus and Grow 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

Our fourth program, Aspire, is the educational arm of Leadership Palm Beach County and consists of workshops and community initiatives focusing on various topics.



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 an Engage Forward project. Admission to the program is competitive, and applications are due in April of each year. Program tuition is $2,500.


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. Leadership Focus is registration based and fills up on a first-come, first-served bases. The program takes place in January. Program tuition is $750.


Modeled on our core Leadership Engage Program, our Leadership Grow, formerly known as Youth Leadership, has become widely-known for its impact on Palm Beach County’s youngest leaders as they prepare for college and envision future careers. Leadership Grow 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 the educational arm of Leadership Palm Beach County (LPBC). Through workshops and community initiatives focused on various topics, Aspire gives participants an opportunity to learn from experts about timely issues. The program is provided as a service to the community and is based on the mission of LPBC to educate and unite leaders to build a better community.

I am part of an organization that affects positive change in our community.

- Gregory Demetriades (Class of 2000)
  CFO, Community Partners