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.
Business and community leaders from the 10-county region with proven records of community service. There is a preference given to the graduates of local leadership programs.
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 and last sessions which are two nights and two full days). Each session will take place in a different county.
Cost is $2000 per person and includes meals, materials, and lodging. Limited scholarship funds may be available to provide partial, need-based assistance to candidates who expect to bear some or all of the program costs personally. No full scholarships are offered.