Leadership Westchester

Are You Ready to Lead?



Leadership Westchester is a rigorous, 9-month curriculum that is designed to sharpen your leadership skills and teach you how to leverage your strengths so you can make a lasting and powerful impact on Westchester and the world. This signature professional development program from Volunteer New York! is limited to 20 individuals per class, per year.
The selection process that follows the successful receipt of your application includes a 1-on-1 interview with an alumni of the program. With over 400 local leaders to have gone through Leadership Westchester since 1996, the local Leadership Westchester Alumni Association is a growing and rich network of changemakers.



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:
+ It exposes you to leadership concepts taught at the top business schools.

+ It gives you a thorough understanding of non-profit 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 top leaders in the nonprofit and for-profit worlds.


Dynamic Community

Leadership Westchester is a dynamic community of caring people who are:
  1. Learning and demonstrating the practice of leadership and contribution.
  2. Choosing to serve each participant's personal growth and development.
  3. Creating communities that reflect its members' highest ideals and aspirations.



Class of 2020 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.
A limited number of scholarship funds may be available based on financial need. A $250 application fee is due with your application and will be refunded by November 11, 2019 if you are not accepted into the program. If you are accepted into the program, the balance of the tuition fees must be paid no later than November 18, 2019. Please see page three of the application for complete details.


Important Dates for the Class of 2020

Half days listed below are from 8:30am - 1:30pm
Full days/Retreats listed below are from 8:30am - 5:00pm

July 31, 2019 - Application Deadline
October 22, 2019 - Full day & Opening Retreat
November 19, 2019 -  Half day
December 17, 2019 - Half day
January 14, 2020 - Half day
February 11, 2020 - Half day
March 3, 2020 - Full day
March 24, 2020 - Half day
April 21, 2020 - Half day
May 19, 2020 - Half day
June 16, 2020 - Full day & Closing Retreat
Week of June 24, 2020 - Graduation (Location & Date TBD)
Please check back in May 2020 for information about applying to the Leadership Westchester Class of 2021.



 Leadership Westchester is supported generously by Westchester Community Foundation, M&T Bank and SL Green Realty Corp.