Grow as a Leader


Save the Date

Wednesday June 4 - Thursday, June 5, 2025
Westmont College, Santa Barbara

If you are interested in being contacted if tickets become available, please fill out the waitlist. 


Hosted by Westmont College, Lead Where You Stand is rich with content for established as well as emerging leaders. World-class speakers will inspire you to lead well and pursue the greater good. 

Did you see FORBES mention LEAD?

Retreat-Like Setting for Powerful Leadership Insights

Thought leaders converge at Westmont College to bring you two immersive days spent exploring transformative ideas you can apply to your field. Whether you are an emerging leader, or a seasoned professional, you’ll gain tools and insights to help you thrive amid the complexity of effective leadership. 

2024 Lineup of Speakers

Gayle D. Beebe
President, Westmont College



David Brooks
New York Times columnist and bestselling author 

Charity Dean
CEO and Co-Founder, The Public Health Company

Kim Battle-Walters Denu
Provost and Dean of the Faculty, Westmont College

Marcus "Goodie" Goodloe
Speaker, Author, MLK Jr Scholar, Leadership Development Consultant

Matthew Luhn
Disney/Pixar Veteran behind Toy Story, Monsters Inc., Finding Nemo and more, Fortune 500 Storytelling Consultant, Award-Winning Writer & Director

Jeff Schloss
T.B. Walker Professor of Natural and Behavioral Sciences
Director, Center for Faith, Ethics and Life Sciences


Lead Where You Stand is for You

Discover how enriching and refreshing it is to invest time in your own professional development. You are welcome to attend individually, or with friends or colleagues. Teams are encouraged to register together.

Lead Where You Stand speakers offer insights that help attendees grow leadership skills across industries, perceive current trends and address timeless leadership challenges.

Each year, attendees come from every field. Whether you work in arts and entertainment, business, education, ministry or non profits, medicine, engineering…or another field entirely, this is your time and space to grow as a capable, moral leader.


Need More Reasons to Attend?

Insightful content—every year, speakers bring a depth of insight in their field. Past speakers include:

Lead Where You Stand Past Speakers

Westmont’s beautiful campus. With a retreat-like setting, Westmont College is an ideal place to come individually or bring colleagues for team building.

Full access to the recordings of every session. With your conference ticket, you can watch playbacks from your computer, tablet, or smartphone at your leisure!

Networking and team building. Whether you arrive on your own or bring your team, you’ll have opportunities to discuss your learnings over meals and between sessions. 

Santa Barbara. Stay on for the weekend and discover why Santa Barbara is called the American Riviera. Enjoy beaches, hiking, fine dining and more.

To learn more about the Lead Where You Stand conference, contact