The Leadership Group offers approximately 50 roundtable opportunities each and every year. They include small group public policy, CEO, media, and women executive roundtables. These popular opportunities facilitate conversations with approximately 20 member company participants or less and any number of special guests from the local, state, and federal levels of our government as well as members of the media.
CEO Roundtable Dinners: Ongoing
Past CEO roundtable dinners included notable public officials such as LA Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa; State Treasurer John Chiang; Senator Dianne Feinstein; Senator Jerry Hill; Senator Scott Wiener; Congressman Ro Khanna; Congressman Adam Schiff; Secretary of State Alex Padilla; Santa Clara County Supervisor Joe Simitian; and Mayor Sam Liccardo. Click here for more information.
Women’s Executive Roundtables: Ongoing
The Silicon Valley Leadership Group’s Women’s Executive Roundtable Series connects women executives and legislators on public policy, business interests, and empowers women leadership in our communities. The roundtables are small group policy discussions, often gathering no more than 20 executives and an elected leader as the special guest. The events are held at various venues throughout Silicon Valley and are generally “Breakfasts” or “Dinners”. Past roundtables included notable women leaders such as Congresswoman Anna Eshoo, Congresswoman Jackie Speier, and Assemblymember Catharine Baker. Click here for more information.
Small Group Roundtables: Ongoing
The Leadership Group hosts dozens of small group public policy roundtables each year. This roundtable series is open to any of your member company employees, and is a great way for Leadership Group member company deputies to become more acquainted with their representatives at the local, state, and federal levels of government. Past small group public policy roundtable guests include Assembly Speaker Anthony Rendon, Congressman Adam Schiff, former Virginia Governor Terry McAuliffe, among others. Click here for more information.
Local Government Days: Ongoing
The Government Relations Team conducts at least seven localized round tables each year. These round tables bring together various Mayors, Vice-Mayors, Councilmembers, City Managers, and technology-relevant city staffers who are interested in sharing their thoughts regarding public policy solutions with our member company representatives. Click here for more information.
Fresh Ideas for Newly Elected Legislators: Ongoing
“Fresh Ideas” is a biannual roundtable series hosted in Sacramento with Silicon Valley Leadership Group members and recently elected public officials from the Governor’s Administration, California State Assembly and State Senate. Participants are encouraged to share the challenges experienced in their particular district and seen statewide. With this foundation, specific solutions are identified to ensure California’s success – through private sector job creation, improved quality of life for our workers, and a competitive business climate. Click here for more information.
Vital Workforce Conversations Series: Ongoing
As part of our effort to diversify and strengthen the local STEM talent pipeline, the Leadership Group series “Vital Workforce Conversations” brings together relevant community college leaders and member companies to have candid dialogues about the gap between community college training and industry needs in the health, technology, energy, and environment sectors. If human resources or hiring managers at your organization would like to participate, they may contact David Palter, Director of Workforce Development at [email protected].
The Leadership Group Working Council identifies policy issues as appropriate and propose policy positions to the president and board of directors. This committee consists of member company deputies charged with identifying public policy issues and developing positions as appropriate. Council participants are not alone in formulating positions and actions; our board of directors begin the process by annually voting on policy issues most important to the innovation economy, their employees, and community. Nine policy committees formulate and implement our positions on policies relevant to health care, education, energy, environment, government relations, housing, tax, technology and innovation, and transportation. Our Working Council exchanges provide valuable insight to the 50+ members of our board of directors.
Board of Directors
The Board encapsulates Founder David Packard’s spirit: To be bold and visionary in generating new ideas and creative approaches truly worthy of entrepreneurs in the innovation economy.
Board members are committed to the vision, mission, and goals of the organization as demonstrated by their championship of an item in the Leadership Group work plan. Based on his/her own interest, time, and passion with an emphasis on “minimum time/maximum impact,” their leadership adds tremendous sweat equity to the successful attainment of the goals of the organization.
The board currently consists of CEOs or principal officers representing the spectrum of Silicon Valley industry and diversity. Nomination to the board is by acclamation of the Executive Committee made up of current and past officers.