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The program runs for five sessions over a five-month period. For most sessions, the program will run from Friday morning to Saturday 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.
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.
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.
Building a Better Coastal Region Through Unique Leadership Opportunities
Leadership Southeast Georgia participants are selected through a competitive process conducted by members of the Screening and Selection Committee. Individuals interested in the program may submit an application independently or they may be nominated. Letters of support may also be submitted in reference to the individual being nominated or applying. Up to twenty-five (25) individuals will be chosen each year based on these criteria: