San Diego Public Leadership Institute graduates are making a difference by promoting business principles in public leadership, whether in elected office or service on important boards and commissions.
Graduates have been elected to city councils in San Diego and Coronado, several have declared for 2016 elections and others are serving on boards and commissions that address economic development, parks and recreation, regional cooperation and taxpayer accountability, to name a few. Is it your turn to make a difference ? Prepare now...at no cost to you. Learn more.
“The PLI is a fantastic program...I (appreciated) hearing first hand from people who were involved in politics and policy and learning what it’s like to go through a campaign and be prepared for a leadership position...The class teaches you to have the skills to make a contribution.” The Hon. Chris Cate San Diego City Council member (2014) San Diego PLI Class of 2013
“As a small business owner, I developed sound financial management principles that now provide the cornerstone of my service as an elected official.”
The Hon. Bill Sandke City of Coronado Councilmember 2014 SDPLI class member Owner, Crown City Photography
2014 class with Mr. Malin Burnham
“It has been one of the most rewarding educational opportunities that I have experienced in a long time.
I feel like a sponge. I do not want to blink and miss a word.”
“Thank you for the opportunity and inspiration.”
“...a unique opportunity to groom some smart business people for future success
in the political arena.”
“This new path has made me reflect on my life as a whole and I am starting to
The San Diego Public Leadership Institute is administered by the Political Leadership Innovation Institute, Inc. which is recognized by the Internal Revenue Service as a public charity under section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code.