Potential applicants may self-nominate or be nominated by Leadership Southeast Georgia alumni or other regional leaders. A selection committee made up of Leadership Southeast Georgia alumni will make a conscious effort to ensure the class reflects the geographical, racial, cultural, life experience, and gender balance between the profit, non-profit, public, and voluntary sectors of the region.
Graduates of local leadership programs or individuals with proven records of community service who are interested in increasing leadership roles within the region are encouraged to apply.
The program runs for five sessions over a five-month period. For most sessions, the program will run from Thursday morning to Friday at noon (with the exception of the first session, which begins on Thursday morning and ends on Saturday at noon). Each session will take place in a different county.
Participant cost is $2000 per person and includes meals, materials, and lodging costs. Limited scholarship funds may be available to provide partial, need-based scholarships to candidates who expect to bear some or all of the program costs personally. No full scholarships are offered.