Grow as a Leader


Wednesday June 5 - Thursday, June 6, 2024
Westmont College, Santa Barbara

Register to Attend

Hosted by Westmont College, Lead Where You Stand is content-rich for leaders seeking to build organizations that both succeed and make an enduring impact on society. Hear from world-class speakers who will inspire you to lead well and pursue the greater good.

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 non profit, for profit or government leadership role. 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. You’ll leave inspired and equipped to impact your field and your community.

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, address timeless leadership challenges, grow in self awareness, and better navigate cross-cultural understanding.

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.

A Taste of Lead Where You Stand

Speakers Include

Gayle D. Beebe
President, Westmont College



David Brooks
New York Times columnist and bestselling author

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

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

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

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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

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