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.

Applications are found here: https://sachamber.formstack.com/forms/lsa_classmemberapplication47_2023

LSA is limited to approximately 60 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.

You MUST be available to attend in-person during your designated time on: Wednesday, November 16, 2022 between 8am – 12pm and 1pm – 5pm.

Be sure to mark your calendars now, in the exciting chance you are extended an interview.

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.

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.

 

LSA 47 (2023) will be gathering in-person for all events, planning sessions, and class days. There will be careful consideration of attendee’s health and safety. Current CDC guidelines and recommendations will be followed. 

 

Mandatory Attendance Dates:

Retreats include overnight accommodations.

Class day commitment will be 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. 

November 30, 2022  LSA Welcome Reception (5:30-7:30PM Location: TBD)

January 13-14, 2023 LSA Opening Retreat (Location: TBD)

February 1, 2023 Class – ALL DAY

March 1, 2023 Class – ALL DAY

April 5, 2023 Class – ALL DAY

May 3, 2023 Class – ALL DAY

June 7, 2023 Class – ALL DAY

July 2023 – TBD – Pending

August 2, 2023 Class – ALL DAY

September 6, 2023 Class – ALL DAY

October 13-14, 2023 – LSA Closing Retreat (Location: TBD)

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.
  • Must not have an immediate family member (parent, sibling, significant other) serving on the LSA Steering Committee for the upcoming class year.
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.
  • Attend and actively participate in Councils and Committees of both the San Antonio Chamber of Commerce and the San Antonio Hispanic Chamber of Commerce.
PROGRAM COST:
  • Applicants must submit a $50 non-refundable application fee due with completed application by 5PM on Wednesday, October 19, 2022:  Click Link Here: LSA 47 (2023) Class Member Application Fee.
  • Class members accepted into LSA must submit a non-refundable tuition fee of $2500.00 payable to the San Antonio Chamber of Commerce before the end of the 1st Quarter FY23 – March 31, 2023.
  • Failure to commit to the program’s financial obligation will prevent participation in class days and, if applicable, prevent official graduation from the program.

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

  • October 2022
    Applications close on Wednesday, October 19, 2022 at 5pm. All applications, application fees, and letters of recommendation MUST be uploaded and submitted by closing date.
  • November 2022
    If selected from first round application reviews, you will be required to attend a 30 minute in-person interview on Wednesday, November 16, 2022 between 8am and 12pm and 1pm and 5pm. Your specific interview time will be assigned according to your preference and location details will be shared at that time.
  • December 2022
    The LSA 47 Welcome Reception to formally announce all new class members and Steering Committee Mentors, as well as welcome Chamber leadership will be held on Wednesday, November 30, 2022 from 5:30-7:00PM.
  • 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