Apply to LGS!

Applications for the Class of 2024 are now closed.

Thank you for your interest in Leadership Greater Syracuse! Although applications for 2024 are closed, we encourage you to apply to participate in 2025. By completing this application, you are taking a giant step toward strengthening our community and building your personal and professional skills.

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 each year to complete the application is midnight, August 31st. As a part of this application process, candidates will be asked to pay a $45 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 February followed by 9 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. Total time commitment for the year is approximately 120 hours.

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


If selected, tuition of $4,300, is due by December 31. 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!

Applications for the class of 2025 will open in January!