Professional Development


LEAD Academy

The LEAD Academy is designed to provide Long Beach City College employees with the tools and knowledge to gain a deeper understanding of overall functions and responsibilities of the college such as:

  • History and contemporary issues facing Long Beach City College.
  • Institutional goals, dynamics, and culture.
  • Organizational structures, governance, and decision making processes.
  • Student success initiatives¬†
  • Resource Management: Administrative Services & Human Resources¬†
  • Communication strategies.
  • Team building and collaboration.

What is the LEAD Academy?

The Academy is an intensive one-semester program, with a follow-up group project. The Academy is scheduled from August through December each year and consists of an 11-week, 13-session term. Sessions are held on the Long Beach City College campuses. 

The Academy teaches faculty and staff to think beyond their own areas and work as a team to foster stronger relationships and advance institutional goals by focusing on the following key areas:


Applying to the LEAD Academy
Application overview & deadlines

If you are an employee who wishes to apply to the LEAD Academy, you should speak with a LEAD Academy alumni and ask them about their experience with the program before submitting the application. To apply to the program, please submit the LEAD Academy Application along with a self-descriptive letter explaining why you would be a good candidate to Susan Salazar by email or inter-office mail.

The deadline to apply to the Lead Academy is March 31. All accepted applicants will be notified by April 27.