Local governments in Alameda County are offering a leadership academy for emerging leaders. The academy begins October , 2020, and meets on the first Thursday of each month for seven sessions, ending in April 2021. It is held at the City of Hayward City Hall. The first three sessions will be held virtually through Zoom and the remaining sessions are tentatively planned for in-person with social distancing. There will be an assessment of conditions later in the year and the meeting modality may adjust accordingly. The target audience are division managers, assistant department heads, mid-managers, and other emerging leaders.