The Program

Leadership Tomorrow challenges and engages emerging and existing leaders by offering civic leadership development for the benefit of the Puget Sound region. Participants develop and refine their leadership skills by exploring leadership concepts and working with a diverse network of regional leaders and by expanding their knowledge of issues facing the region.


We are no longer accepting applications for the LT Class of 2018. If you would like to be notified via email in February 2018 when the online application for LT'19 is available, please click here.

The Curriculum

The Leadership Tomorrow program uses an integrated curriculum designed to gain an in-depth knowledge of regional issues, build community leadership skills and develop an understanding of servant leadership and community stewardship. The program uses two texts, "The Leadership Challenge," by Kouzes and Posner and "The Case for Servant Leadership," by Kent Keith as the basis for its curriculum. The day long forums (Challenge Days) are structured around The Seattle Foundation's Seven Elements of a Healthy Community. For more information about the seven elements, click here.


Curriculum Elements

The curriculum includes a balanced combination of retreats, day-long seminars (Challenge Days) and small group activities.

  • Retreats - Two overnight retreats, held in September and February, focus on developing personal and civic leadership skills. Each retreat lasts two days.
  • Challenge Days - Once a month participants get to spend a day focusing on a significant challenge facing the region such as education, health care, the environment or the regional economy. Each Challenge Day features guest speakers who are experts on the topic being covered, as well as a number of experiential activities. 
  • Leadership Learning Labs - The program features two small group activities. One focused on exploring effective leadership with local leaders and the other focused on applying leadership by working on a project sponsored by a local non-profit organization.

“I came into this really wanting to connect to community. That’s my charge now, to figure out tangible ways that I can become involved in my community outside of my work and personal life and the narrow band that I’ve operated in. ”

John Milbrath, LT'13
AAA Washington