How to apply to LC 

ApplyThe online application for the Leadership Cleveland Class of 2017 will be available February 1 - March 15. 

Applicants must:

  • Complete the entire application.
  • Solicit letters of support from two Leadership Cleveland alumni.
  • Commit to attending the opening retreat and all session days (only one session absence allowed).

Acceptance to the class is announced in June upon approval of the Cleveland Leadership Center Board of Trustees. Those who are not accepted are encouraged to reapply in future years. Limited partial scholarships are available and in exceptional cases, payment plans can be arranged.

For more information or if you have any questions, contact Dr. Marcy Levy Shankman, Vice President for Strategy and Director of Leadership Cleveland, at (216) 592-2259 or

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