LAX Coastal Leadership Academy

LAX Coastal Leadership Academy
Current program is concluding. Next program begins Nov 2019.

The LAX Coastal Chamber of Commerce is dedicated to making our area a dynamic place to work, live, and play, and that is why we are so strongly committed to our Leadership Academy program. In partnership with LMU Extension, this program was created for those interested in helping propel the LAX Coastal area (Westchester, Marina Del Rey, Playa Del Rey, Playa Vista, and Del Rey neighborhoods) forward, and to contribute to the progress of the local community. The Leadership Academy aims to engage emerging leaders, inspire established leaders, and develop lasting professional connections with fellow participants.

From November to June, Leadership Academy participants will engage in monthly, one-day class meetings designed to educate, evaluate, and enhance personal growth. This program will help develop and nurture leadership skills, all while exploring the local political landscape and rich history of the area.

Program Benefits

Classes will familiarize business leaders with information regarding the inner workings of our government, as well as key economic areas, including LAX and Marina Del Rey. The program provides participants the rare opportunity to meet and interact with political officials, public safety officers, and industry leaders to learn about the various issues that affect the LAX Coastal area and Los Angeles as a whole. Other topics of study include:

  • Information on economic development
  • Communication styles and tactics
  • Government policy
  • Environmental consciousness
  • Civic involvement

Upon successful completion of the Academy, participants will be awarded a certificate of completion in Leadership Training and Development from LMU Extension.

General Information

Course and program requirements, schedules and tuition are subject to change; and additional fees may be incurred for books and materials. Click here to review all prior to enrollment. For additional information, contact the LAX Coastal Chamber of Commerce at 310.645.5151 or

  • Begins: November 14, 2018

    Apply and Enroll: Application to the program and course registration is with the LAX Coastal Chamber of Commerce. Click here to be redirected.
    Application Deadline: October 26, 2018

    Course: LACX 800

    Tuition: $1,345 for members; $1,695 for non-members

  • Classes are held Wednesdays and Thursdays, 9:30a-4p, unless noted otherwise, on the following dates:

    • November 14, 2018
    • December 13
    • January 10, 2019
    • February 14
    • March 14
    • April 10
    • May 9
    • June 21

    LAX Coastal Chamber of Commerce
    9100 S. Sepulveda Blvd., Ste. 210
    Los Angeles, CA 90045

    • Kevin Walsh, Psy.D.
  • Students must complete a total of 4.0 semester hours in coursework with a letter grade of 'B-' or higher in each course to receive a certificate of completion. Please refer to the course catalog for required text, class meeting location, and other general information.

    Coursework: LACX 800

  • LACX 800
    LAX Coastal Area Chamber of Commerce Leadership Training
    4.0 Semester Hours

    The LAX Coastal Area Chamber of Commerce Leadership Training is a course designed to develop leadership qualities and encourage individuals to take more active roles in the community at-large. The course consists of eight one-day class meetings intended to familiarize business leaders with information regarding the history/land use of the area, and, more specifically, the inner workings of LAX, Marina Harbor, and Los Angeles City/County Government. The course provides participants the opportunity to meet and interact with political leaders at the federal, state and local levels. Students will also examine policies on economic development, non-profit board procedure and management, communication styles and tactics, government policy and procedure and civic involvement.