LGS Flagship Program

The application process for the Class of 2020 is now closed! Check back in January of 2020 to apply for the LGS Class of 2021!

Thank you for your interest in Leadership Greater Syracuse! 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 can save and return to the application at any time. 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, August 31, 2020. As a part of this application process, candidates will be asked to pay a $30 application fee via PayPal. NOTE: The application fee is waived if it is received prior to August 15.

All candidates will be contacted to schedule a 30-minute interview.

Our Program

LGS participation requires a time commitment of a two-day overnight retreat in January followed by 10 monthly, full day classes (8 a.m. – 5 p.m., typically the second Wednesday 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 that requires additional meeting time. Those meeting times will be scheduled at the convenience of the participants.

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


If selected, tuition of $3,750, is due by January 31, 2018. If paid by December 31, 2017, there is $200 discount. If you need a payment plan, please indicate this on the application. Tuition assistance is available 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!