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Transformative Leadership Development For A Resilient Future

Humboldt    •   Del Norte   •   Tribal Lands  

Leadership Redwood Coast (LRC) is a five-month regional leadership program centered on empowering diverse individuals throughout Humboldt, Del Norte, and adjacent Tribal lands with the tools, connections, and insight they need to effect equitable and innovative change in their communities and across the region.

This program is for leaders who want to...


with local leaders and learn firsthand how they are addressing complex challenges.


to amplify impact and drive collective progress.


our region's strengths, opportunities, and challenges through in-person excursions.


throughout our region that will have a lasting effect on our shared future.


of how policies, industry, and infrastructure impact our shared economy and quality of life.


in the Redwood Coast region by investing in our most valuable resource—our people.

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Presenting the Inaugural Cohort of
Leadership Redwood Coast 2023

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Evan Wish Photography

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Apply To Be A Part Of Our 2024
Leadership Redwood Coast Cohort

The application window for the first year of Leadership Redwood Coast 2023, has closed. If you are an emerging leader in our region interested in growing your leadership, fostering connections in the region, and helping shape the future of the Redwood Coast Region, leave us your Email address and we'll reach out to you for

Leadership Redwood Coast 2024. 

2023 Leadership Redwood Coast Program Schedule

Session 1: Orientation and Leadership Focus (in Eureka)

Thursday evening - Saturday afternoon
March 2-4, 2023

Session 2: Southern Humboldt

Thursday evening, all day Friday

April 13-14, 2023


Session 3: Del Norte County

Thursday evening - Saturday afternoon
May 18-20, 2023

Session 4: East Humboldt

Thursday evening, all day Friday
June 8-9, 2023

Session 5: Graduation (in Eureka)

Thursday afternoon, all day Friday
July 13-14, 2023


Tuition costs $2,500.  Applications must be submitted by January 13, 2023.


Your tuition cost includes full participation in seminars, leadership materials, and meals for all five interactive sessions. Hotel accommodations will be provided for any participants who live more than 30 miles away from the session community. Participants will be responsible for travel to and from the sessions. 

Tuition assistance may be available for qualified candidates with demonstrated financial need. If you are interested in applying for tuition assistance, please indicate on the application.

Presenting Sponsors

Supporting Sponsors


Reckoning with our current reality and taking steps towards a resilient future requires an interdependent, regional approach. The catalyst for transformation often starts with dynamic leaders who see the potential within their business, organization, or industry. For this reason, the Arcata Economic Development Corporation is launching a regional leadership program to amplify the momentum of the leaders who can guide us as we navigate towards a thriving economy while prioritizing sustainability and equity...Read More>

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Invest in our community. Support Leadership Redwood Coast.

This program’s success will depend on the engagement of our broader community. To this end, we are building an interconnected network of support throughout the region including county and municipality leadership, larger industries and small business owners, nonprofit organizations, institutions of higher education, and more. Please join us in investing in our region’s most valuable resource — our people — in ways that foster their success, and the flourishing of the Redwood Coast region. 


Interested in Leadership Redwood Coast? 

Download our Program Information Flyer by filling out the form. Let us know if you have any additional questions, and we'll reach out to follow up shortly. 

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