2025 Phi II Core Program Application

BEFORE YOU BEGIN

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CORE PROGRAM OVERVIEW

Participants experience a community leadership program framed around statewide issues. Class members will engage in interactive learning experiences, events, socials, community engaged projects, and strengths-based coaching. These shared experiences transform individuals into a network of leaders to shape Rhode Island's future. 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. Following graduation, you join Leadership Rhode Island's network of more than 3,000 alumni.

 

CLASS OF 2025 - PHI II - SCHEDULE

Centered on engagement, the program begins with a two-day overnight Orientation Retreat in January, followed by monthly session days from January to October. Full participation is required on session days and attendance at the retreat is mandatory. Employer support is essential as session days occur during typical work hours (7:30am-5:30pm). Leadership in Action projects, completed by small teams within the class, are community-based projects that could require an additional 10 hours monthly. Additional learning opportunities, events, and socials will be provided throughout the year, but these are optional.  


Overnight Retreat - January 9, 10 January 29 February 26 March 26 April 25 May 28 June 25 July 23 August 6 (Makeup) August 27 September 24 October 22 (Commencement)


APPLICATION PROCESS

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. You will be prompted to pay the $60 non-refundable application fee prior to submission. Applications must be submitted by Sunday, September 22, 2024.

Step 2: Send Reference Letter Form to TWO references. You will receive your customized link to the Reference Letter Form in the follow up email after you submit your application. References must be submitted by October 21, 2024.

Step 3: Await scheduling by Leadership Rhode Island for an alumni panel interview.

*Admission decisions will be emailed the week of November 11th, 2024.

 

SELECTION CRITERIA

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, backgrounds, geographic residence, and community interests. 

 

TUITION

The $6500 tuition covers all program costs, including meals, materials, and all resources associated with the retreat and session days. Payment in full is due Monday, December 9th, 2024. There is also an option that calls for a 25 percent initial payment and a payment schedule that ends with a final payment by September 1st, 2025. Acceptable payment methods: check or cashiers check payable to "Leadership Rhode Island," or online payment. Note: online payments include a 2.9% + .30 cents credit card processing fee. Tuition is non-refundable.


TUITION ASSISTANCE 

Leadership Rhode Island has a tuition assistance fund available to those who demonstrate financial need. Please know that funds are limited and are needs-based, which is why we require a separate application for those seeking assistance. Please let Teresa know if you are interested in applying for tuition assistance (tdeflitch@leadershipri.org). Note: tuition assistance requests are considered independently from applications for admission.


If you have any questions about Tuition Assistance, please contact Teresa DeFlitch at tdeflitch@leadershipri.org. Requests for assistance will be kept confidential.

 

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Personal Contact Information






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Demographic and Household Information

Leadership Rhode Island seeks a class that is reflective of the demographic make-up of Rhode Island. Accordingly, it is important to identify constituents from various demographics. Your responses to the following will assist our selection committee in addressing this class mix; however, your response is optional.











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