Join the Ranks of Bakersfield’s Top Community Leaders


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Meet the Class of 2018!

Be a part of Kern County’s premier professional development program, Leadership Bakersfield.  Develop invaluable contacts, discover what’s shaping our culture and economy and design a project that improves the community.

Since its start 30 years ago, Leadership Bakersfield has shown hundreds of participants a different side of the community. Leadership Bakersfield has become the area’s premier leadership development program, and it’s easy to see why. The program aims to change how participants view the community as a whole, provide the needed tools, resources and contacts to take their career to the next level and give insight into the issues impacting local key industry sectors.

From September through June, participants attend an all-day seminar centered on a key community issue. Each session contains a combination of lectures, panel discussions, hands-on activities and on-site visits to locales relevant to the day’s theme. Participants will also be part of a team to complete a class project.

Thank you to our Program Underwriter

For more information on Leadership Bakersfield, contact Jean Scheiber at (661) 327-4421 or email