Founded during WWII and in the aftermath of the Great Depression, Coro grew out of an environment characterized by great uncertainty and rapid change. Recognizing the importance of equipping individuals with the skills, knowledge, and networks to be resilient leaders, Coro Southern California has consistently responded to challenges facing the region to provide innovative leadership programs.

Born out of the physical distancing of the COVID-19 pandemic, the Leadership and Resilience in Times of Uncertainty virtual leadership series showcases examples of resilient leadership from across sectors and industries. These inspiring webinars highlight the power of adaptive leadership in the face of uncertainty.

Please contact Carson Bruno, Senior Director of Training and Programs, at, if you would like to recommend a speaker for our series or have questions about registration.

Upcoming Sessions

The Path to a More Equitable Southern California

Apr 19, 2021 4:00pm PST

The COVID-19 pandemic highlighted and exacerbated the disparities existing in healthcare, housing, economic mobility, education, and many other areas, with low-income communities, women, and people of color being hit hardest. How can we position our recovery for a stronger, more equitable future? In this webinar, Coro’s 2021 Crystal Eagle Award Honoree Judy Belk, President & CEO of The California Wellness Foundation, will share her insight and reflections on the past year, what the future holds, and important leadership lessons learned along the way.

This webinar will be moderated by Coro Alumna and Board Member Andrea Foggy-Paxton, founder and CEO of Foggy-Paxton Consulting, LLC.

Judy Belk leads The California Wellness Foundation in pursuing its mission to protect and improve the health and wellness of the people of California. She uses her vision and her voice to help Cal Wellness “level the playing field” so that everyone has access to health care, quality education, good jobs, healthy environments and safe neighborhoods. Before joining Cal Wellness, she served as senior vice president of Rockefeller Philanthropy Advisors and as vice president of global public affairs at Levi Strauss & Co. She is a frequent writer and speaker on organizational ethics, race and social change. She currently serves on the boards of the Surdna Foundation, a national New York-based family foundation, and Hedgebrook, a women’s writing retreat in the state of Washington that promotes women’s voices and social change. She is also an advisory board member for the University of California Firearms Violence Research Center.

Andrea currently serves as the Entrepreneur-in-Residence at Education Leaders of Color (EdLoC) and a Director at Frontline Solutions. She is the founder and CEO of Foggy-Paxton Consulting, LLC, a firm focused on supporting organizations to accelerate their impact through strategic advising, strategic planning, stakeholder engagement, and building organization capacity with an emphasis on increasing programmatic impact, diversifying revenue, and supporting diversity, equity, inclusion and belonging efforts. While serving as the Managing Director of Partner Strategy at The Broad Center, Andrea led efforts to collaborate with urban school systems and strategic alliances to accelerate excellence and equity for all students. Prior to joining The Broad Center, she was Executive Vice President at Reasoning Mind, a nonprofit organization focused on transforming math education in the United States and also served as a program officer at the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation for six years.

Past Sessions

Mar 16, 2021 4:00pm PST
Leading in a Post-Pandemic Southern California
with Kathleen Brown

The COVID-19 pandemic’s impact on the local economy, education and our healthcare system has been unparalleled and deep. But... READ MORE

Nov 19, 2020 4:00pm PST
Establishing LA County’s Antiracist Policy Agenda During COVID-19
with Supervisor Mark Ridley-Thomas

Over the past several months, our country has seen the unprecedented COVID-19 crisis converge with a societal unwillingness to... READ MORE

Sep 10, 2020 4:00pm PST
Navigating Tough Decisions Facing Higher Education
with Peter Taylor

The COVID-19 pandemic has rapidly accelerated many of the emerging issues facing higher education institutions and forced many trends... READ MORE

Aug 25, 2020 5:30pm PST
Federal Approaches to Protecting Lives and Livelihoods During COVID-19
with Mike Levin

The COVID-19 pandemic has reached all 50 states and while some are currently seeing new cases decline or slow,... READ MORE

Jul 15, 2020 4:00pm PST
City Finance and Resources in the Age of COVID-19
with City of Los Angeles Controller Ron Galperin

The COVID-19 pandemic has upended local and state budgets across the country. Here in Los Angeles, the economic impacts... READ MORE

Jun 30, 2020 4:00pm PST
How to be a Strategic and Mindful Leader: Insights from Scenario Planning
with Gina Airey

When leaders face tough choices, how can they imagine alternative possibilities through bursts of mindful creativity? Our next Leadership... READ MORE

Jun 15, 2020 4:00pm PST
Leading Through Turbulence – POSTPONED
with Janet Lamkin

This event has been postponed to a later date. Please stay tuned for more details. The COVID-19 pandemic’s impact...

May 28, 2020 6:30pm PST
Educating the Next Generation During (and After) a Pandemic
with Nick Melvoin

Los Angeles Unified School District (LAUSD) is the state’s largest and nation’s second largest public school district, spanning not... READ MORE

May 20, 2020 6:30pm PST
Leadership in Finance and Philanthropy
with Joe Lumarda

The COVID-19 pandemic’s impact on financial markets and philanthropy remains uncertain. Coro Southern California’s next “Leadership and Resilience in... READ MORE

May 14, 2020 6:30pm PST
Centering Our Humanity Through Self and Collective Care
with Leora Wolf-Prusan

How might we create and cultivate work cultures that center our individual and collective wellbeing? Join us to gain... READ MORE

Apr 22, 2020 6:30pm PST
The Value of Gratitude During Uncertain Times
with Omar Brownson

One could define resilience as how well one responds to change, acknowledging the unknown, and gratitude as making good... READ MORE

Apr 14, 2020 6:30pm PST
COVID-19’s Los Angeles Economic Impact
with Stephen Cheung

With unemployment insurance claims spiking, it is clear that the COVID-19 pandemic is not simply a public health crisis... READ MORE