What you need to know about Leadership Cleveland

Applications for the Class of 2018 will be open from February 1 - March 15, 2017

LC 2016The time commitment

The 10-month program year begins with a mandatory opening retreat in September. Participants may miss only one session to remain in the program. Review the program schedule to ensure you can attend all dates.

The financial commitments

Tuition for the Class of 2018 is $6,500, which can be paid by the individual or employer. A limited number of need-based, partial scholarships are available. In exceptional cases, payment plans can be arranged. There is a nonrefundable $50 application fee, and class members are also responsible for additional fees such as overnight lodging for travel and incidentals. 

Selection criteria

Approximately 65 leaders are selected through a highly competitive selection process. Applicants must:

  • Demonstrate a significant level of volunteer leadership in the community.
  • Be a recognized and established senior-level leader within their profession.
  • Have the full support of their employer.
  • Obtain letters of support from two Leadership Cleveland alumni.

Successful applicants will be notified in early June. Those who are not accepted are encouraged to reapply in future years.

The application fee can be paid online (below) or paid via check and dropped off or mailed to:
     Attn: Leadership Cleveland
     Cleveland Leadership Center
     1375 East Ninth Street, Suite 2430
     Cleveland, OH 44114

For more information, contact Karla Wludyga (216-592-2259), Director of Leadership Cleveland.



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