Riordan Leadership Institute

In 1990, former Los Angeles Mayor Richard Riordan, in partnership with committed community leaders, launched the Riordan Leadership Institute (RLI) to address the gaping chasm between professionals interested in serving on nonprofit boards and nonprofits looking for qualified, diverse board members. Since then, more than 1,300 professionals have graduated from RLI and are among the region’s most dynamic community leaders.

RLI is an eight-month fellowship empowering early­ to mid-­career professionals for lifelong community engagement and leadership through service on nonprofit boards.

Newly restructured course curriculum will ensure RLI fellows have the tools to be effective nonprofit board members, including a clear understanding of board governance, fiscal responsibilities, fundraising, giving pro bono service, corporate social responsibility and personal leadership development. As fellows develop a succinct balance of nonprofit board skills, they will have the opportunity to simultaneously apply those skills through training and field experience with a nonprofit board.

Previously administered by the L.A. Junior Chamber Charity Foundation, the Riordan Leadership Institute is now a part of the SCLN family of programs. Riordan Leadership Institute alumni have full access to continued education and networking opportunities through SCLN’s extensive alumni programming.

Tuition for Riordan Leadership Institute is $2,500, which includes full participation in seminars, all materials, meals and ground transportation. A 10 percent discount is available for SCLN alumni and members of the Los Angeles Area Chamber of Commerce. Limited scholarships may be available for qualified candidates with demonstrated financial need. If you are interested in applying for a scholarship, please indicate on the application once it becomes available. For more information, contact Jessica Coronel, 213.580.7537.

The Final Application Deadline is on July 17th.

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Thank you to our Presenting Sponsor:

At this time, we remain committed to the start and implementation of our Riordan Leadership Institute Class 53, beginning in September 2020. We are hopeful that we will be able to convene in-person, however if circumstances will not allow for our regular in-person programming, we are also prepared to adapt to a virtual learning format. 
 
As always, SCLN is committed to our mission to inspire, prepare and connect leaders to drive positive change in our region and state.