Strengthen your skills. Expand your impact. 

Our application process consists of:

  • Online application, requiring a resume and short answer questions 
  • Submission of two recommendations *(references will receive an electronic recommendation form notification after applications are submitted. We expect to receive recommendations separately and after applications are submitted.) 
  • 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  accepting applications for our Core Certificate Program in Boston, Lowell, Providence, and Cape Cod & the Islands*, and our Community Fellows Program, which meets in Boston. Due dates are:

  • Community Fellows Program - We are no longer accepting applications. 

  • Core Program - We are no longer accepting applications for our Boston and Lowell Programs. We are still accepting applications in Providence.