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The application period for the 2022 Class of Leadership Westchester is NOW OPEN!
About LW
Leadership Westchester is a rigorous, nine-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. Click here to hear more about the program from facilitator David Severance. This signature professional development program from Volunteer New York! is limited to 20 individuals per class, per year.
Applications are now open for the Class of 2022! Are you ready to lead? New voices and leaders are needed from every background, perspective, and direction. We hope you will consider applying today to be part of this highly selective and what has been said -- by many local community stakeholders and LW participants over the last 24 years -- to be an amazingly transformative and life-enriching program.
+ Call 914-227-9310 or email.
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.
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. Tuition Fees are typically sponsored by a participant’s employer.

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

+ REFUND: The $250 application fee (the “Application Fee”) that is due with your application will be refunded by November 19, 2021, if you are not accepted into the program. 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, please review the 2022 online application here.
Dynamic Community
Leadership Westchester is a dynamic community of caring people who are:
+ Learning and demonstrating the practice of leadership and contribution.
+ Choosing to serve each participant's personal growth and development.
+ Creating communities that reflect their members' highest ideals and aspirations.
Alumni Association
Leadership Westchester has a robust network of over 400 business and community leaders who make up the Leadership Westchester Alumni Association. Through benefits such as exclusive networking events, continuing education workshops, and more, alumni have the opportunity to continue to expand their impact after graduation.
Important Dates For the Class of 2022
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 - Graduation (Date TBD)


Leadership Westchester is supported generously by M&T Bank and Club Fit