CalCPA Leadership Institute

Drive your career at the Leadership Institute

Strong leaders in strategic positions are key to CalCPA’s continued success. CalCPA Leadership Institute is a 5-day program* designed to teach members skills that will make them better leaders and managers. Participants will grow as volunteer and business leaders as they focus on improving leadership behavior, as well as critical thinking and management skills.

*NOTE: An optional 6th day is available to those who wish to participate in the Leadership Institute graduation ceremony conducted at the CalCPA Council Meeting in Sacramento. Participation is encouraged, but not required.

The California CPA Education Foundation and CalCPA underwrite the costs of the program except for an administrative fee of $249 that is responsibility of the individual participant. Travel expenses are also the responsibility of the attendee.

Qualified candidates will be members who have the greatest potential for fulfilling future leadership roles at CalCPA.

2019-20 Program session dates and times:
(Please note that times listed are subject to change)

1st Session – Nov. 4 & 5 in San Diego
First day: 9:30 a.m. - 5:30 p.m.
Second day: 8:30 a.m. - 3 p.m.

2nd Session - Dec. 9 & 10 in Burlingame (CalCPA Headquarters)
First day: 9:30 a.m. - 5:30 p.m.
Second day: 8:30 a.m. - 3 p.m.

3rd Session - Jan. 21 & 22 in Sacramento
First day: 8:30 a.m. - 3 p.m. – CalCPA Council Meeting* (optional)
Second day: 8:30 a.m. - 5 p.m. – CPA Day at the Capitol and final class


CalCPA Leadership Institute participants spend 35 hours discussing, analyzing, reflecting and building their leadership skills. The program is worth 35 hours of non-technical CPE, if fully and successfully completed. Among the key concepts covered are:

Fundamentals of Leadership • Identifying Personal Leadership Styles • Strategic Planning and Goal Setting • Client Management • Managing People

If you are interested applying for the 2019-20 Leadership Institute, please contact Andrea Torres or view the following program information below: 

SummaryLetter • Application
Applications for the 2019-20 program are due August 30.