The Application Process
Applying to Leadership SLO is a rigorous 2-step process that requires time, deliberation, and, if you are employed, your employer’s agreement.
1. The Application
Sorry to say we’ve had too many troubles with writable pdfs so we’re going old-school. Please just download the word docs to fill out your application.
– A completed Confidential Application
– A brief and thoughtful response to a few general questions
– Two (2) letters of recommendation
– A completed Application Agreement that includes your employer’s signature
– A completed Tuition Agreement
– A completed Tuition Worksheet
– A completed Invitation to Self Identify (optional)
2. The Interview
Following acceptance of your complete application package, you will be notified of a time for your group interview with six fellow applicants in front of a panel of six interviewers.
3. Submitting your Application
To submit your application please send the following as attached PDFs to Sandi@SLOChamber.org.
PDF is the only format accepted.
Applications consist of 3 separate documents:
a.. The Application
Please save your PDF FirstNameLastName2016APP
b. The Application & Attendance Agreement, Tuition Agreement, Tuition Worksheet
Please save your PDF FirstNameLastName2016SUPP (for Supplemental)
c. Letters of Recommendation may be scanned and submitted as your third document.
Please save your PDF FirstNameLastName2016LOR (for Letters of Recommendation)
Alternately, letters of recommendation may be mailed directly to Sandi Sigurdson/ Leadership SLO/895 Monterey St/SLO,CA 93401. Only 2 letters of recommendation are accepted. In the event that more are submitted, the executive director will choose the 2 presented to the interview committee.
Late applications will not be accepted
And despite how harsh those instructions sound, you can call Sandi with any difficulties. (805) 786-2765
Dates & Deadlines
Timeline for 2017 Class XXVI
September 30 Deadline for Applications
late-November Notification for Class XXVI
December 2 Tuition Due
Retreat 2017 Dates
January 5 3 P.M. Arrival at Wonder Valley in the Sierra foothills
January 6 Retreat continues
January 7 Noon departure Wonder Valley
2017 Day Sessions
February 10 * March 10 * April 14
May 12 * June 9 * July 14
August 11 * September 8 * October 13
Each day session is a full day commitment: 7:30 a.m.– 5:00 p.m.