Workforce Leadership Network

Professional Development for Collaborative Workforce Leaders
across California.

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Workforce Leadership Network

The Workforce Leadership Network (WLN) provides diverse cross-sectoral cohorts of regional direct-service leaders, system leaders, and thought leaders across the field of workforce development the leadership and management skills and space to practice professional and personal growth, and develop meaningful networks to expand their capacity for impact within their teams, organizations and across the region.

Participants learn from 1) peer coaching, 2) experienced leadership and human centered-design facilitators, and 3) the broader Coro and regional community through Coro’s unique blend of experiential programming to stretch professional and management skill set through doing.

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“We know that leadership is multifaceted and complex, but Coro taught me to understand the basics of what it means to lead successfully and has inspired me to be innovative and fearless by taking risks for a greater impact. Thank you Coro for making this world a better place for all of us!”

Greta Setian (WLN 2022, SoCal Cohort)
Senior Deputy Director, Los Angeles County Workforce Development Board

The 2022 WLN program delivered a range of skills in order to drive leadership development, systems thinking, human-centered design thinking, and problem diagnosis/solutions-seeking for challenges facing workforce development. Over the course of 15 sessions spanning February to May 2022, the 2022 cohort learned and applied a range of professional development tools, frameworks, and skill-building.

Broken into smaller teams within their respective Southern and Northern California regions, the cohort planned and led five Coro Conversations. Coro Conversations worked to 1) expand the participants’ learning about civic challenges that are uniquely impacting the field of workforce development, 2) practice the professional and leadership skills, tools, and frameworks explored in the program’s sessions, and 3) utilize the Coro framework of effective inquiry in real-time settings. In their small teams, participants identified a current workforce development civic challenge and then designed an experiential afternoon of learning for the regional cohort that 1) connected them to the topic and 2) provided an opportunity to practice developing our skills in leadership and inquiry.

The 2022 WLN Lookbook is a visual representation of these Coro Conversations.

To view Coro’s 2020 Workforce Leadership Network Lookbook, click here.

  • A Place Called Home
  • Brasfield and Associates
  • California Resources Corporation
  • Center for International Trade and Transportation, California State University, Los Angeles
  • City of Long Beach, Economic Development-Workforce Development Department, Pacific Gateway Workforce Innovation Board
  • City of Los Angeles, Department of Water and Power
  • City of Los Angeles, Department on Disability
  • City of Los Angeles, Economic and Workforce Development Department
  • City of Los Angeles, Office of Council District 10
  • Chrysalis
  • Community Development Technologies
  • Corporation for Supportive Housing
  • County of Los Angeles Workforce Development, Aging, and Community Services
  • County of Los Angeles Workforce Development Board
  • Downtown Women’s Center
  • Elevate Public Affairs
  • Growing Big Ideas
  • Job Skills Institute
  • Los Angeles Cleantech Incubator
  • Los Angeles Community College District, Los Angeles Valley College
  • Los Angeles Job Corps
  • Para Los Niños
  • Pink Wave Campaign
  • Port of Long Beach
  • Propel America
  • United Way of Greater Los Angeles
  • University of California, Los Angeles Extension
  • University of California, Los Angeles Luskin School of Public Affairs
  • University of Southern California, Sol Price Center for Social Innovation
  • Whittle and Associates
Organizations listed do not constitute an endorsement of the WLN program, or Coro, by the organization.

Workforce Leadership Network Sponsors

JPMorgan Chase Foundation

  • Application
    The application period for WLN has ended. Fill out an interest form below to receive updates about future WLN cohorts.
  • Nominate
    Know someone who would be great for WLN? Nominate them here.
  • Program Calendar
    Click here to view the WLN 2023 Program Calendar
  • Information Session
    Watch the recording of the November 1st information session to learn more.
  • Interest Form
    Click here to complete an Interest Form and learn more about WLN.
  • Meet the Cohort
    Learn more about the 2023 WLN cohort.
  • Questions?

For questions or more information, please contact Carson Bruno at