Leaders United Program


Leaders United Program
Shaping the leaders of tomorrow

Each year, United Way California Capital Region asks local organizations to select one or more of their valued employees to participate in the Leaders United Program for an 18-week working session to assist in the annual campaign. Leaders United participants (LU’s) is an immersive program designed to develop today’s corporate and community leaders. Through panel discussions, skills-based volunteer opportunities and assessments, participants gain valuable relationships, cultural awareness, a better self-understanding and new skills they will bring back to their workplace

The Leaders United experience provides:

  • Awareness of community issues facing the Capital Region and the impact on organizations and future leaders
  • Development of a well-rounded understanding of various professional industries through educational classes. Topics include: Marketing, Human Resources, Consulting, Healthcare, Local/State Government, Legal Issues, and Finance
  • A mentor from United Way’s Board and regular meetings with the region’s CEOs and top leaders
  • Improvement of technical and leadership skills through deep engagement in raising funds for local nonprofits
  • The opportunity to stretch outside of comfort zones to work with others, solve problems and drive results
  • New insights about trust, authenticity, and character for future leadership growth

Ideal Candidate & Benefits

The best candidate for United Way’s Leaders United program would be someone wanting to develop leadership skills, excited about giving back to their community, looking to diversify their professional skill set, up for a challenge and looking for a unique professional development opportunity.