Before you get to the application, we’d like to review the Core Program, explain the application and selection processes and provide details on tuition.
Leadership Rhode Island engages leaders from the private, public and nonprofit sectors in a 10-month community leadership program that explores an array of statewide issues. Contemporary topics are examined by hearing the perspectives of Rhode Island officials and experts, and through readings, group discussions, problem-solving exercises and on-site visits.
These shared experiences transform a group of individuals into a network of leaders with the knowledge and commitment to benefit the entire state. The Core Program opens doors to greater community involvement, encourages the forging of strategic alliances, and creates opportunities for positive change.
Consider applying if you can demonstrate the following:
• Passion for the people and the future of our state
• Personal commitment to shaping Rhode Island’s future
• Commitment to community through past and present activities
• Demonstrated leadership within your organization and/or community
• Desire to engage, connect with, and learn from cross sector leaders with different perspectives
Participation centers on involvement, starting with a two-day overnight Orientation Retreat in January, and one full day (7:30am-5:30pm) session a month from January to October (two days in June). Full day attendance at all sessions is required. Also, participation in a Leadership in Action project could require an additional 10 hours monthly. Participants must fulfill program attendance requirements to graduate.
Employer support is essential. Session days occur during typical work hours. Project planning, class preparation, and optional enhancement activities may also claim some of your time.
The Core Program is not a starting point for leadership development, but rather a process for leaders to refine and enhance their commitment to Rhode Island. At graduation, you join Leadership Rhode Island’s 2,300+ alumni network and a life of Rhode Island stewardship.
CLASS OF 2019 – Omicron II – SCHEDULE AND ATTENDANCE POLICY
Overnight Retreat: Thursday, January 10 to Friday, January 11
Wednesday, January 30
Wednesday, February 27
Wednesday, March 27
Friday, April 12
Wednesday, May 15
Wednesday, June 12
Wednesday, June 26
Wednesday, July 24
**Wednesday, August 7 (makeup date)
Wednesday, August 21
Wednesday, September 18
Commencement: Wednesday, October 16
** Makeup date is reserved in case of winter weather cancellations.
Selection of participants is based on information provided on the application, two letters of reference, and a personal interview. Please allow ample time for the following steps:
Step 1: Complete online application by September 23, 2018
Step 2: Pay $60 non-refundable application fee, payable to Leadership Rhode Island.
The application fee can be paid online at:
Payment can also be mailed to Leadership Rhode Island, 1570 Westminster Street, 1st Floor, Providence, RI 02909 or
Step 3: Email two letters of reference to firstname.lastname@example.org OR mail to Leadership Rhode Island, 1570 Westminster Street, 1st Floor, Providence, RI 02909 by October 17, 2018.
Step 4: Complete CliftonStrengths assessment (a code will be emailed to you)
Step 5: Await scheduling by Leadership Rhode Island for an alumni panel interview
A committee made up of Leadership Rhode Island alumni will select a cohort of approximately 75 leaders who demonstrate a commitment to Rhode Island and are driven to positively transform the state. The committee seeks to create a diverse, dynamic, and well-balanced class, with an emphasis on broad representation of sectors, occupations, generations, racial/ethnic/cultural backgrounds, geographic residence, and community interests.
The $5,550 tuition covers all program costs and materials, including meals, and all expenses associated with the retreat.
Payment in full is due Dec. 10, 2018. There is also an option that calls for a 25 percent initial payment and a payment schedule that ends with a final payment by August 1, 2019.
Payments may be in cash, money order, check or cashier’s check payable to Leadership Rhode Island. Online payments include a 3% credit card processing fee. Each participant must make a personal commitment of $300 by December 10, 2018. Tuition is non-refundable.
Leadership Rhode Island has a tuition assistance program based on demonstrated financial need. Tuition assistance requests and applications for admission to the Class of 2019 are considered independently. However, both the application and the request for tuition assistance must be submitted by September 23, 2018. Please contact Kristin Zosa Puleo at email@example.com for Tuition Assistance forms. No tuition assistance requests will be accepted after the application deadline. Requests for assistance will be kept confidential. All recipients of tuition assistance are expected to donate two (2) hours of their time to LRI prior to graduation, plus ten (10) hours within one year of graduation.
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