Frequently Asked Questions
How many people are accepted each year?
There is limited space available. We strive to select 30 emerging leaders per cohort from diverse ethnic and industry backgrounds.
Is there an age minimum or maximum?
The program is open to individuals who are 21 years of age or older. However, the program is focused building the leadership skills of mid-career individuals, meaning that the bulk of participants will likely be in the age range of 27-59.
How much does the program cost?
There is no cost associated with the program, other than the time commitment required to be eligible for graduation.
What is the schedule?
Each cohort starts with an orientation and retreat (Wed-Fri), this is the most time intensive portion of the program. Followed by monthly sessions that occur on a Thursday.
Orientation – Wednesday:
- Icebreakers and Housekeeping (3:00pm – 5:00pm)
- Networking reception (5:00pm – 6:00pm)
Retreat – Thursday & Friday
- Day 1 – 8:00 am – 5:00 pm (breakfast & lunch provided)
- Day 2 – 8:00 am – 1:00 pm (breakfast provided)
- On a Thursday – 9:00 am – 4:00 pm (breakfast and lunch provided)
If I am not accepted, can I apply again next year?
Absolutely. When deciding on the cohort, it is important that we select a representative group of the overall community. Therefore a person who is an excellent candidate may not be selected due to the need for the right balance of diversity. If you are not selected, we welcome your application the next year.
Who can I contact with more questions?
Senior Program Officer
(575) 393-6338 x140