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Now accepting applications for the Leadership Westchester Class of 2022: CLICK TO APPLY
 
CLASSES START OCTOBER 19, 2021
APPLICATIONS DUE BY JULY 30
 
 

 

 
 
 
 

 

About Leadership Westchester:

The signature professional advancement program from Volunteer New York!
 
Founded in 1996, Leadership Westchester is a rigorous, nine-month curriculum that is designed to sharpen effective leadership skills and provide participants with the clarity to define and achieve their personal and professional goals in life.
 
+ Class size is limited to 20 participants (of all backgrounds and experience levels).
+ In-person classes meet monthly in a central Westchester location (TBA).
+ Required coursework includes participating in small group discussions between monthly classes. 
+ A significant discount is given to applicants sponsored by a local nonprofit.
+ Applicants who are not accepted this year will receive a Full Application Fee refund.
 
Click to watch and learn more about the Leadership Westchester experience from program facilitator David Severance and prominent local leaders.
 
Click here to view the 2021-2022 Class Calendar and important program dates.
 
 

 

Who should apply?

Find your place in the Leadership Westchester Class of 2022.
 
More than ever we need new, diverse, and authentic voices that are prepared to lead us through whatever the new next is. All community members who live or work in Westchester are encouraged to apply by July 30, 2021, to be part of the Leadership Westchester Class of 2022.  
 
The world will keep changing, but what about you? When will it be your time to grow and to lead? Are you ready to stop waiting and use this time to invest in yourself?
 
 
Whether you are already an accomplished leader or aspire to be one, the decision to apply to Leadership Westchester and invest in yourself can have a resoundingly long-term, positive impact on your life, career, and on those around you.
 
But, being a member of the Class of 2022 is as much about what you will get from the experience as what you can contribute as well. Each class is made stronger by its unique group of participants from various backgrounds and the connections that form while going through this life-changing nine-month program together. 
 
Now is your chance to unlock your full potential to inspire, create change, and attract supporters along the way.
 
 
 

 

What is the Leadership Westchester Experience really like?

Alumni are standing by to connect and answer any questions or concerns you have.
 
If you're considering applying to the Class of 2022 (or applying to a future class) and would like to speak with a graduate of Leadership Westchester to learn more about what the Leadership Westchester participant experience is really like, please click here to connect or call 914-227-9310.
 
 
 
 
 

 

 
Leadership Westchester Mission
 
The mission of Leadership Westchester is to create leaders with deep self-awareness, abiding commitment, outstanding interpersonal skills, and an exceptional ability to influence others positively.
 
OTHER KEY BENEFITS:
 
+ It exposes you to leadership concepts taught at the top business schools.

+ It gives you a thorough understanding of nonprofit board responsibilities and key management tools to help you become a valuable resource for nonprofits.

+ It helps you prioritize what issues truly matter to you and your community and how you can make an important impact on others.

+ It brings you into a network of hundreds of prominent local business and nonprofit leaders.

+ It provides an ongoing system of support that does not end at graduation -- with access to annual ongoing opportunities to continue your professional development.

+ It is one of the best opportunities in your adult life to focus on finding clarity and defining your values, beliefs, and personal mission.
 
 
 
 
 
 
Leave your limiting beliefs behind and apply before July 30!
 
 

 
 
 
 
Class of 2022 Tuition
 
The tuition fee for Leadership Westchester is $2,750, although participants sponsored by nonprofit organizations or small businesses (and those unaffiliated with any company) are eligible for a reduced tuition of $2,000.
 
+ The Tuition Fees include all materials and meals for each session and are typically sponsored by a participant’s employer, though many apply independently.

+ A limited number of scholarship funds may be available based on financial need.

+ COMPLETE REFUND: The $250 Application Fee will be refunded by November 19, 2021, if you are not accepted into the program.
 
+ UPON ACCEPTANCE: If you are accepted into the program, the balance of the Tuition Fees, $2,500 or $1,750, respectively, must be paid no later than November 19, 2021.

+ To learn more about the process and the requirements to submit a complete application please review the 2022 Online Application Here.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
"Leadership Westchester is a gift you give yourself. But if you do, it will change your life. One of the benefits of living and working in Westchester is the access you have to take part in one of the best leadership programs available anywhere. We'd love to see more people from all backgrounds applying to Leadership Westchester each year and taking advantage of this exclusive community perk. Apply today!"
 
 
- Jeanette Gisbert
Leadership Westchester Graduate, Class of 2009
Volunteer New York! Executive Director
 
 
 

 

 

 
Dynamic Community
 
 
 
 

More than a certificate class:

The participants of Leadership Westchester form a dynamic, exclusive, and connected community of caring people who are active:

 
+ In their approach to learning and demonstrating the practice of leadership and contribution.
 
+ In choosing how they serve each participant's personal growth and development.
 
+ In creating communities that reflect their members' highest ideals and aspirations.
 
+ In their consideration of how they show up.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

 

 
 
Alumni Association: LWAA
 
Leadership Westchester Alumni in attendance at the 2019 Volunteer Spirit Awards in Tarrytown, NY.
 
 
Leadership Westchester has a robust network of over 400 business and community leaders from every sector who make up the Leadership Westchester Alumni Association (LWAA). Each June at the Leadership Westchester Graduation a new class of leaders are welcomed into the LWAA as we also celebrate the alumni of the year with a special award.
 

LWAA Benefits:

+ Through an annual calendar of exclusive networking events, continuing education workshops, and new timely events that are added periodically, alumni have the opportunity to continue to expand their impact after graduation and continue to hone their missions.
 
+ Leadership Roles: Graduates also have the option to play an active role in helping to steer and support the future of the LWAA and Leadership Westchester program.
 
 
 
 
 
 

 

 
 
 
Class of 2020-2021 Program Calendar
 
 

Important Program Dates and "Tuesdays" to remember:

"Half days" are from 8:30 am - 1:30 pm
"Full days" are from 8:30 am - 5:00 pm
 
Friday, July 30, 2021 - Class of 2022 Application Deadline
Tuesday, October 19, 2021 - Full Day Opening Retreat
Tuesday, November 16, 2021 - Half Day
Tuesday, December 14, 2021 - Half Day
Tuesday, January 11, 2022 - Half Day
Tuesday, February 8, 2022 - Half Day
Tuesday, March 1, 2022 - Full Day
Tuesday, March 29, 2022 - Half Day
Tuesday, April 26, 2022 - Half Day
Tuesday, May 17, 2022 - Half Day
Tuesday, June 14, 2022 - Full Day Closing Retreat
Week of June 20, 2022 - Class of 2022 Graduation and Alumnus of the Year Celebration
 
 

 

 
 
Leadership Westchester is supported generously by
M&T Bank and Westchester Library System
 
 
 
 
 

 

 

 


 

 

 

 
 
 
 
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