Strengthen your skills. Expand your impact. 

Our application process consists of:

  • Online application, requiring a resume and short answer questions 
  • Submission of two recommendations
  • In-person group interview (up to 2 hours)

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“As a newer and younger leader, I had never been at the top. It was so helpful to be with peers—some of whom shared my experience, some who were well beyond and had so much to teach. It is so easy to see only the trees. The Institute helped me see the forest of myself and my organization. And that benefited the organization tremendously.”

—Colby Swettberg, CEO, Silver Lining Mentoring

We are currently accepting applications for our Core Certificate Program in Boston, Lowell, and Providence and our Community Fellows Program, which meets in Boston. Due dates are:

  • May 1, 2017 - Community Fellows Program  Application Deadline

  • May 15, 2017 - Core Program Round 1 Deadline

  • June 15, 2017 - Core Program Round 2 Deadline

  • Starting June 16, 2017 - Rolling Admissions

Our inaugural Cape Cod and the Islands program launched in November 2016; if you are interested in learning about opportunities with the Institute on Cape Cod and the Islands, please contact us.