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.
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.
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!