What you need to know about Leadership Cleveland

The 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.
2018 program schedule

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.

Applications for the Class of 2018 are now closed. Applications for Class of 2019 will open in February 2018. 

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