HOW TO APPLY

LSA APPLICATION CRITERIA

LSA seeks a diverse group of individuals dedicated to serving their community. Participants of the program will be given the opportunity to develop an understanding of the opportunities and challenges facing the San Antonio area. LSA 47 will continue the legacy of leadership, education, and engagement and participate in powerful conversations to deeply understand strengths, as well as disparities and challenges in the community with the aim of harnessing collective resources to develop solutions that will have an enduring impact. The goal of LSA is to find pathways to connect to fellow business leaders in the community across a variety of industries and to give back to the Chambers’ efforts in Council and Committee work, policy initiatives, and supporting events.

LSA is limited to approximately 50 participants annually. Acceptance into the program is based on a subjective assessment of the information each applicant provides in this application, as well as a second round in-person interview, if selected. These interviews will be held in-person, following all current CDC recommendations related to health and safety protocols. If you are selected for the semi-finalist interview, you MUST be available to attend in-person during your designated time to be determined.

The applicant acknowledges that attendance is MANDATORY during all class days, retreats, and class day planning sessions. Absence at any of these scheduled events, without advance approval from Chamber staff and the LSA Co-Chairs, on more than one (1) occasion may result in expulsion from the class, ability to complete the remaining class days, as well as lose an opportunity complete the program, without reimbursement of tuition and fees. Your participation in the program reflects on the LSA program itself, as well as you individually and within your organization. Please be mindful of the time commitment prior to applying.

Be sure to be on the lookout soon for application deadline and interview dates. The LSA Selection Committee is comprised of LSA Alumni. The selection is highly competitive with more applicants than class positions, therefore applicants who are not accepted are highly encouraged to reapply the following year.

 

Mandatory Attendance Dates:

You will be required to attend One Opening Retreat in January and One Closing Retreat
in October which includes overnight accommodations.

Class day commitment will be on the first Wednesday of each month from approximately 8am to 4pm
with optional after-hours events from 4-6pm. 

Class Days will be held in-person, following current CDC recommendations and guidelines,
monthly from February 2023 through September 2023.

ELIGIBILITY CRITERIA:
  • Have lived in and/or worked in the San Antonio area for at least one year at the time of the application.
  • Persons related by marriage may not apply for the same class year.
  • Must be a member in good standing of one of the sponsoring Chambers of Commerce (either Hispanic Chamber of Commerce or San Antonio Chamber of Commerce – membership in both is encouraged). If not a member,  you will have 30 days from class member selection to join and remain in good standing throughout the entire LSA year. Failure to remain a member will jeopardize participation in LSA and/or final graduation.
SELECTION CRITERIA:
  • Show a sincere interest in and commitment to improving the community.
  • Have the desire to increase service to the community through holding key leadership positions.
  • Present a clear vision for the development and growth of San Antonio.
PROGRAM COST:
  • Applicants must submit a $50 non-refundable application fee due with completed application
  • Class members accepted into LSA must submit a non-refundable tuition fee of $2,250.00 payable to the San Antonio Chamber of Commerce before the end of the 1st Quarter FY23 – March 31, 2023

If not already a member of either sponsoring Chamber, a separate membership fee will be required which will vary upon desired level of membership within 30 days of notice of selection.

LSA 47 APPLICATION TIMELINE

  • September 2022 
    (specific date to be determined)
    Application Open (prior to “live” status – we recommend to begin collecting 2-3 Letters of recommendation, ready to be uploaded digitally for application)
  • October 2022 
    (specific date to be determined)
    Application Deadline – noon CST (incomplete applications will NOT be considered)
  • November 2022 
    (specific date to be determined)
    Semifinalists Interviews | 8am – 12pm & 1pm – 5pm | Location: TBD
  • No later than the week of November 28, 2022
    Applicants notified of program standing
  • December 2022 
    (specific date to be determined)
    Announcement of LSA Class 46 Members and Welcome Reception (5:30-7:30PM Location: TBD)
  • January 2023-October 2023
    LSA 47 Program Year
Yvette-Robinson

As a small business owner in San Antonio, I wanted to be part of the solutions in our community. Leadership San Antonio didn’t just give me memorable experiences, it also gave me some of my best friends that I hold close to my heart!

Yvette Robinson, Class LSA43/300 & Steer Co LSA46, Robinson General Contractors, Inc, President and Co-Owner