• Leadership Palo Alto Fellows graduate ready to re-imagine and reshape our community with:

    • 21st century leadership skills - for real world challenges
    • a comprehensive understanding of the inner workings of the Palo Alto community
    • meaningful connections to your cohort of LPA Fellows and an extensive network of hundreds of LPA alumni, presenters and community leaders


    Leadership Palo Alto accelerates local leaders through a 10-full day immersion program over an academic year. Leadership Palo Alto Fellows gain an in-depth understanding of the full spectrum of Palo Alto life, including our local economic, social and government challenges, opportunities and trends while considering Palo Alto’s global influence.

    Program Fellows gain 21st century leadership skills and emerge ready to take their leadership and impact to the next level as effective change agents. LPA Fellows join a powerful network of Senior Fellows who are inspired and committed leaders in their fields. Whether in their work lives, or as engaged members of councils, boards, campaigns and other community leadership platforms, Leadership Palo Alto Fellows are poised to have an impact far beyond our community.


     Director of Leadership and Community Engagement, Jack Goode directs the Chamber’s Leadership Palo Alto program and is himself a Senior Fellow of  LPA.  With  significant management experience in both the for profit and nonprofit worlds, Jack has a wealth of experience assembling and leading teams in nonprofit, healthcare, defense and maritime industries. A Palo Alto resident since 2015, he is a Palo Alto Family YMCA Board Member, Palo Alto Little League Coach, and a PTA volunteer at Palo Verde Elementary School.



    Click here to view the current Fellows and their bios.


    2017-2018 Program Content to include:

    • Local Government
    • Stanford
    • Education
    • Arts
    • Environment & Sustainability
    • Economy & Business
    • Transportation
    • Housing
    • Nonprofit
    • Health Care & Wellness
    • Public Safety
    • Media
    • and more

    21st Century Leadership Skills Development, including:

    • Core Leadership Values & Self Assessment
    • Team Building & Collaboration
    • Design Thinking
    • Working with the Media/Using Social Media
    • Creativity & Innovation
    • Strategic Communications & Presentation Skills
    • Improvisation
    • Followership
    • Fundraising
    • and more
  • Leadership Palo Alto Fellows - Class of 2018

  • Leadership Palo Alto Fellows - Class of 2018
  • Leadership Palo Alto Fellows - Class of 2017

  • 2017 LPA Fellows

  • LPA fellows visit the Palo Alto Art Center.

  • LPA Art Day 2016

  • LPA 2016 Fellows visit the Baylands.

  • LPA Baylands
  • Leadership Palo Alto Fellows Class of 2015

  • LPA Class of 2015
  • LPA, Class of 2015 in front of horse art statue
  • Leadership Palo Alto Fellows Class of 2014

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  • Leadership Palo Alto Fellows Class of 2013

  • Fellows, Class of 2013
  • Nicole Aron, Adam Baughman, Jules Brouillet, Elise DeMarzo, Archana Dubey, Ruthann Garcia, Jon Goldman, Stacey Kertsman, Frannie Kieschnick, Abbie Knopper, Bob McGrath, Hema Mohan, Julie Morrison, Elizabeth Peeke, Zach Perron, Jeffery Phillips, Matt Podoll, Laura Reeve, Aarika Riddle, Becky Sanders, Peter Skinner, Siejen Yin-Stevenson

  • IPA Photos: Right Photo: Sitting in the Life Flight Helicopter, Tour of Stanford Hospital, Class of 2012.  Left photo: LPA Advisor Iris Korol with Class of 2012 and Chief Burns at the PA Police Department
  • Leadership Palo Alto Fellows - Class of 2012

  • Fellows, Class of 2012
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  • Leadership Palo Alto - Nonprofit Day, Afternoon 6/7/18
  • Leadership Palo Alto - Nonprofit Day, Morning 6/7/18
  • Leadership Palo Alto - Day 6, Stanford, Arrival
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