If one’s business or personal issue can be defined, the Network can help address it, whether it’s gaining access to the best business minds of Harvard or Wharton, making a key international trade contact or connecting with the precise physician needed to resolve a family medical crisis. Yet, with every experience at a YPO event, members gain a broader, wiser perspective into the forces affecting their companies, their families and their planet.
In YPOLA, members build life long friendships and involve their entire family as they discover our community and the world together through our award-wining programs.
Being one of the largest chapters in the organization, YPOLA has the advantage of being able to produce more unique educational experiences as well as special events. This allows us to share “only in YPO” experiences on a regular basis such as exploring the inner-workings of the Los Angeles Men’s Central Jail, taking over Dodger Stadium for a night of fielding, batting, and conversations with Dodger greats, or getting a behind the scenes tour of LAX, including the newly-revamped Bradley Terminal.
We realize that the demanding schedules of our members and their families don’t allow for much free time, so we take the opportunity to get the spouses, and even children, of members involved as often as possible. We have at least 2 family events a year and all regular meetings include spouses. We make sure that YPOLA events are always unique and exceptional experiences.
Interest-specific groups are formed by members on any topic they wish. Networks draw from global membership rather than geographically based. To date, Networks exist on a full spectrum of topics from business and industry networks to fun, niche-focused networks, such as wine or cigar, to global-focused philanthropic groups. This is how YPOers truly customize their memberships.
Consistently ranked as the No. 1 service provided to members and spouses, Forum gives members the peer-to-peer feedback they so rarely obtain in life. Forums essentially serve as a member’s personal board of advisors, tackling any topic together in a strictly confidential, totally trustworthy environment.
Whether local or global, YPO-WPO educational programs give members and their families the knowledge they need to be effective leaders. Through extensive alliances with the world’s top business schools, awakened corporations and global leaders, members know that any YPO educational event will bring them the latest, unfiltered information they need to stay way ahead in the world.
One weekend a year, couples are invited to a "weekend getaway" - sumptuous dinners, unique, private visits to local attractions, powerful presentations, sporting activities and elegant accommodations combine to create a deeply meaningful, enriching and memorable experience. This is a hit with all couples that attend and allows everyone involved to build stronger bonds for business and friendship.
Every great leader needs a great family. For that reason, the YPO experience is open to all spouses and children of YPO-WPO. From education, to Forum to events, YPO-WPO creates an environment in which families discover the world together, creating a legacy of leadership.
Another strictly confidential service, The Member Exchange combines the global networking power of all of YPO and its alumni. Members can ask for advice or assistance on any literally thousands of topics, and members’ decide for themselves on a case-by-case basis whether to share their expertise or open their networks in response. The Member Exchange has been credited with saving businesses and lives as members cut through red tape to help their fellow YPO-WPO members and families.
Above and beyond YPO qualification requirements, YPOLA seeks to find members who are leaders in their industry and who contribute to the communities in which they live and work. We strictly adhere to YPO membership guidelines and add our leadership and diversity objectives.
"YPOLA is an incredible resource…from forum, where I get incredible insight into both business and personal issues, to the larger chapter and the ability to reach out and get help on any business problem. On top of that, the events are world-class and the people are dynamic, diverse and interesting. Both my wife and I love being a part of the chapter." — Randy Bishop, BearTree Partners