Convening and educating influencers and leaders to achieve lasting systems change

The Global Policy Leadership Academy brings together thought leaders and practitioners to understand and address global and regional crises through shared knowledge of 1) underlying causes and adverse impacts, 2) current problem-solving frameworks and best practices, and 3) steps forward and actions needed to effectuate structural change and solutions.

Featured Courses

Leadership Academies 
Housing Policy Leadership Academy offerings are taking place throughout California and are being explored nationally.



Customized Curriculum
We offer convening and education opportunities customized to your needs and region.



Homelessness Solutions Leadership Academy
Bringing together policymakers, planners, government and industry leaders, HSLA creates an opportunity to develop impactful solutions that expand access to housing and services. 


About the Founder

Jennifer LeSar combines a background of more than three decades in community development, real estate development and investment banking with a deep working knowledge of eco-system change management and organizational strategy.

She is the Founder/CEO of several systems change and sustainable communities-focused firms. LeSar Development Consultants, founded in 2005, works specifically on systems change interventions to end the housing affordability and homelessness crises. In 2017, Ms. LeSar launched the Housing Policy Leadership Academy (HPLA), an education and engagement program for leaders and influencers designed to forge comprehensive regional housing solutions and identify actions needed to effectuate structural change and solutions.

Ms. LeSar earned an MBA in real estate and finance and an MA in Urban Planning from UCLA, a BA from Bryn Mawr College in political science and economics. In 2014, she completed the Executive Program in Social Entrepreneurship at Stanford Graduate School of Business.

Jennifer LeSar
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