Application & Requirements

Deadlines & Important Dates

May 25, 2025

Application deadline for the Class of 2026

July 15, 2025

Selection notifications sent to participants

August 15, 2025

Non-refundable tuition due in full

We seek applicants who demonstrate the following:

Class of 2018 at a networking event

Our Commitment to Inclusivity

It is our goal to recruit widely through our community without bias in effort to bring together an annual cohort that is reflective of the rich diversity of our community. Class diversity is a key goal of Leadership Worcester and factors including age, geographic location, employment sector, race, sexual orientation and gender will be used in determining the final cohort selection.  Application questions related to identity are optional, but we ask you to help us ensure inclusion on all levels by completing those questions.  All information is held in the strictest confidence. We expect each cohort to represent all sectors of our community and have participants that represent a wide range of Worcester area businesses, nonprofit organizations, education, health care, government agencies and civic volunteers.

Applicants will not be discriminated against because of race, religion, national origin, gender, gender identity, age, sexual orientation, disability, veteran status, active military status or any other protected characteristic established by law.

Application Process

Before submitting your application:

To apply:

Applications will be available here in March of 2025 for the class of 2026.

Important notes:

Tuition & Financial Assistance

Leadership Worcester engages promising new professionals in Greater Worcester’s civic life by offering training and skill development to participants.