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Application Deadline

Applications for LT'18 are due April 17, 2017, by 5 p.m. The online application will be available soon. Before applying, we recommend that you:

• Learn more about Leadership Tomorrow and what our program entails.
• Review the application process
• Familiarize yourself with the Target Leadership Competencies.

About the Program

LT is the leading community leadership development organization in the Pacific Northwest. The program helps make the Puget Sound region a better place to live and work by training emerging and existing leaders from different sectors to work collaboratively on important issues affecting our lives. LT provides participants a deep understanding of the community issues affecting the region, helps them develop effective leadership skills and inspires them to become more engaged in delivering solutions. LT opens doors, opens eyes, and creates bridges across sectors for people from many different professions and backgrounds to work together. 

Who Should Apply

Ideal candidates are those who show promise of holding significant leadership positions within their own companies and organizations and are committed to making the Puget Sound region a better place to live and work. They must also be prepared to commit their personal time and energy while participating in the program. 

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Jennifer PNG

Tuition and Financial Aid

Tuition for LT Class of 2017-18 is $4,500 ($450 of which is expected to come from the participant). LT offers financial assistance and payment plans to those who qualify. To learn more about financial assistance, click here.

Time Commitment

Participants will be out of their offices one day per month and spend about 120 hours in the program from September through June. This includes the two, two-day retreats and eight monthly day-long forums (Challenge Days). Additionally, participants will have about two hours of pre-reading (homework) each month, and spend their own time in two separate small groups (Service Learning Labs).

Before applying, it is critical that you review the key dates below. The Program Orientation, Opening Retreat and Mid-Year are mandatory (absolutely no exceptions). You are allowed eight hours of excuses absence for the monthly Challenge Days. If you cannot commit to this schedule, please do not apply at this time If you have questions about the schedule, please contact Megan at 206-389-7267.

Candidate Orientation

April 24, 2017, 5:30-7:30 pm (optional but highly recommended)

Program Orientation

September 7, 2017, 5:30-8:00 pm (required attendance-no exceptions)

Opening Retreat

September 15 & 16, 2017 (required attendance-no exceptions)

Mid-Year Retreat

February 9 & 10, 2018 (required attendance-no exceptions)

Monthly Forums

October 12, 2017; November 8, 2017; December 14, 2017; January 11, 2018; March 8, 2018; April 12, 2018; May 10, 2018; June 14, 2018. These day-long forums (Challenge Days) start at 8 am and finish at 5 pm.

"Exploring Leadership" Lab Discussions

November 16, 2017, 5-8 p.m. (full participation expected)

Service Learning Labs

To be scheduled by groups ​(full participation expected)

Application FAQs

  • + Who can apply to LT?
  • + Is the application process competitive?
  • + What qualities does LT look for in a participant?
  • + How do employers benefit from sponsoring an applicant?
  • + Is it required that participants miss work?
  • + What is the time commitment?
  • + When is tuition due? Are there payment plans available?
  • + Do applicants from corporate sponsors or partner
    organizations gain priority selection status?
  • + Does an individual need their employer’s permission to apply to LT?
  • + What happens if an individual changes employers during
    the LT program year?
  • + How do applicants prepare for the application and interview process?

More questions?

Email info@leadershiptomorrowseattle.org or call 206-389-7267.

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Alumni Spotlight

Leadership Tomorrow opened my eyes to hidden discrimination in our community and gave me the skills and the motivation to get involved in causes that address these issues. It helped me find opportunities to leverage my strengths in areas for which I had a passion. I also met many interesting people through LT in professions very different from mine which helped me engage more broadly in the community. I am a more active citizen and am more engaged with local issues. I serve on a nonprofit board and see myself continuing to give back in that way for a long time.

Carey Smith, LT'04

Lease Crutcher Lewis

“I know that my company has more than recovered its investment in Leadership Tomorrow. This program is not a text-book training experience. It is about growing both as a professional and as a person. It's about becoming part of an alumni network that crosses all professional disciplines and community sectors.”

Nina Odell, LT'99
Puget Sound Energy