2018 Class Application

Are you ready to lead the future of our city?  

Are you ready to step up and be willing to share vision, help when needed, hurdle obstacles and move Columbus forward? If so, we are ready for YOU.  

Detailed directions for completing the application are detailed in the ‘Application Instructions’ file, which will be downloaded when you click ‘I’m Ready.’


Checks mailed to our office also accepted

Application Information

The completed application, including two reference letters, serves as the sole source of information used in our selection process. Therefore, it is critical that the application is thoroughly and thoughtfully completed.

Recruitment Period
January 9th – March 24th 2017
Early Application Due Date: February 24th 2017 / Final Application Due Date: March 24th 2017
Time Commitment
September – June.  Mandatory 48-hour Opening Retreat in September (two full days and nights) and one mandatory day in November. One full weekday per month (Thursdays) from October through June. In addition to the monthly program days, participants are involved in a community impact project in conjunction with an area non-profit.  Time devoted to the project is outside of the regular curriculum and varies according to the project scope. Participants can expect to spend a minimum of 2-4 hours per week on average, with the majority of project work occurring during the January-June timeframe. Graduation occurs the first week of June.
Program Cost
Tuition for the Class of 2018 is $4,975 ($4,725 if application is received by the early deadline).