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.

Leadership SLO Class XXVI 2017 INSTRUCTIONS, DATES and SCHOLARSHIP INFO

Leadership SLO Class XXVI -2017- PARTS I, II and III THE APPLICATION

Leadership SLO Class XXVI -2017- PARTS IV, V, VI, VII SUPPLEMENTAL DOCS

– 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
mid-NovemberGroup Interviews

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.

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