2022-2023 Class Applications Now Open!
In 1986, the South Texas Business Partnership, formally the South San Antonio Chamber of Commerce, recognized a need to identify, develop, and motivate potential leaders in the community to address the needs of the Southside of San Antonio and the City South Leadership Academy was formed. It evolved over the past 35+ years and remained as strong and lively as the community it served.
In 2022, the brand and organizational evolution of South Texas Business Partnership (SoTx) was initiated as a larger strategic effort to position both the Southside and South Texas region as a unified and strong destination for investment. Building on its core business model focused on emphasizing leadership development, expanding access to resources, and leveraging opportunities, SoTx expanded the mission to the south. The rebrand from CSLA to LEAD South aligns with the goal of attracting the next generation of leaders, visionaries, and businesses in not only San Antonio, but the entire South Texas region.
During the eight-month program, LEAD South participants are exposed to a wide array of venues, knowledgeable speakers, and educational tours. Participants develop greater personal leadership skills to use and take back to their places of employment and throughout the community. Curriculum includes:
• Clifton Strengths Assessment
• True Colors Personality Test
• Internal/External Relations
• Economic & Community Development
• The Art of Negotiation & Conflict Resolution
Additionally, participants gain confidence through public speaking opportunities and organizational skills are strengthened through teamwork and group activities.
If you are interested in being a part of a rewarding, hands-on program and are willing to be a committed member of our organization and its mission, please fill out and submit the attached application. We are looking for a diverse group of people who are enthusiastic, motivated, and ready to focus on their personal growth.