Apply to LGS!

The application for the LGS Class of 2021 is Open!

Thank you for your interest in Leadership Greater Syracuse! By completing this application, you are taking a giant step toward building your personal and professional skills and strengthening our community.

If you believe in our community and want to do your part to make it even better, you are qualified to be in LGS!  Final candidates are selected through an inclusive process that creates a class reflective of the CNY community. This includes: gender, age, race/ethnicity, physical ability, profession, business sector, and community involvement.

The application can take 20-30 minutes to complete and you will have the opportunity to save and return to the application. As part of the application, you will need to include the email address of your supervisor so that LGS can be assured that he/she is aware of the time commitment and cost, should you be accepted into the program.

The deadline to complete the application is midnight, September 14th. As a part of this application process, candidates will be asked to pay a $30 application fee.

All applicants will be contacted each Fall to schedule a 30-minute interview.

Our Program

LGS participation requires a time commitment of a mandatory two-day opening retreat in January followed by 10 monthly, full day classes (8 a.m. – 5 p.m., typically the second Thursday of the month). The class day schedule is provided at the interview.  Each class member will also help plan two class days during the year which requires additional meeting time. These meeting times will be set based on team member schedules.

If a participant misses more than 16 hours of class time, they will be excused from the program.


If selected, tuition of $3,800, is due January 31, 2021. If you need a payment plan or need to pay in the year of participation, please indicate this on the application. Tuition assistance is available (typically reserved for those in the nonprofit sector) and can be requested as part of the application process.

Should you have any questions, please call us at 315-422-5471. Thank you for your application.

We can’t wait to meet you!

The goal of LGS is to offer in-person training. The organization will follow all county and state regulations and a hybrid in-person and virtual experience will be available in 2021. The opening retreat in 2021 will not be an overnight experience. Further, the class day schedule is subject to change.


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