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Alexander Briseño Leadership Development Program

Alexander Briseño Leadership Development Program


The mission of the Alexander Briseño Leadership Development Program (ABLDP) is to enrich leadership and professional development through strategic planning, change management, teamwork, sustainability, and civic engagement.

Participants engage in an experience that builds and enhances personal and professional leadership skills. The program curriculum provides participants with the aptitude to meet the intellectual and often emotional demands of leadership.

The Alexander Briseño Leadership Development Program is a personal and professional leadership development program focused on the Core Values:

  • Strategic Planning
  • Leading and Managing Change
  • Building Great Teams
  • Improving Quality
  • Operationally and Culturally
  • Transformational Leadership
  • Creating and Sustaining Professional and Organizational Results

The ABLDP is a seven-month program that will provide you with the skills to succeed in today’s working environment. The program provides networking and learning opportunities with existing and emerging civic and corporate leaders in the San Antonio area, as well as promoting leadership on boards and commissions.

The program is named after retired City Manager Alexander Briseño and is grounded in his leadership philosophy “Gerencia Con Corazon,” practice management with compassion/heart, as well as his leadership principles: Judgement, Compassion, Courage, Integrity, Creativity, Passion, Vision, Competency, Diligence, and Accessibility.


Applications for the 2019 class are now open. Deadline to apply has been extended to Friday, April 12th at 5:00p.m.


Application fee: $35. Submit your Application Fee payment here


$750 total (Inquire at VictoriaS@sahcc.org for installment payments


Please download and complete the Employer Agreement Form 2019.  This will need to be either uploaded during the application process or emailed to Victoria Shoemaker, Vice President of Education and Leadership, at VictoriaS@sahcc.org.



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