Are you ready to become a more effective civic leader for Baltimore?

We carefully select each Leadership Class to ensure a robust learning experience for all participants.


Selection Criteria/What We’re Looking For

  • Leadership success:  Have you mobilized groups to accomplish significant results?
  • Readiness to Participate:
    • Are you open to listening to others, especially those who might challenge your beliefs?
    • Are you willing to take risks and share controversial opinions?
    • Are you willing to question your most deeply held assumptions?

If you answered yes to these questions, then we invite you to apply for the Class of 2023!

In selecting class members, we look for a wide variety of diversity along as many dimensions as possible, including race, gender, age, and industry sector. We also consider each applicant’s background, civic experience, personal interests and philosophies.


Application Process

A committee of over 25 Leadership Board Members and other alumni works with our staff team to conduct applicant interviews, review essays, and make a final class selection that optimizes the learning experience for participants. We are fortunate to receive more applications than seats available every year. We take the selection process very seriously.

To be considered for admission into the 2023 program, applicants must complete all four of the following tasks.

  1. Completion of the online application form (includes attaching a current photo and resume)
  2. Submission of an Employer Sponsorship form
  3. Participation in a 60-minute interview with members of the Selection Committee.
  4. Review of the 2023 Full-Day Calendar and commitment to the required sessions and overall attendance policy

Everyone submitting an application will interview with members of the Selection Committee. Interviews are scheduled for November 10 and 11, 2022, so please plan accordingly. You will choose your interview slot when you submit your application. The earlier you submit your application, the more choice you will have in scheduling your interview.

If you would like to be notified when the application for the Class of 2023 becomes available, please e-mail


2023 Calendar

The 2023 Full-Day Session Calendar can be found HERE and below.

2023 Application + Key Dates

Access to the online application for the Class of 2023 will be available in mid-August 2022.

Below are key dates to note:

  • September 22 — In-Person Information Session, 9:00 – 10:00 AM – RSVP HERE
  • October 12 — Virtual Information Session, 12:00 – 1:00 PM – RSVP HERE 
  • November 1 — Completed online application due, 8:00 AM
  • November 10 + 11 — Interviews with Selection Committee
  • December 5 — Notification

If you would like to be notified when the application for the Class of 2023 becomes available, please e-mail

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