• Apply for Leadership Greater Rochester


    Leadership Greater Rochester is accepting applications from individuals who have the desire and capacity to take their leadership strengths to a higher level in order to help their communities, professions, and organizations grow. While the program is designed to assemble a unique and diverse cohort of high-potential leaders, the most successful applicants to the Leadership Greater Rochester program share certain characteristics:


    EXPERIENCED PROFESSIONAL: Individuals are accomplished professionals with a breadth and depth of professional experience. Ideal applicants will be at a point in their careers where their participation in the program will be felt for years to come.

    DEMONSTRATED PRIOR LEADERSHIP: Individuals are interested in building on an already established record of meaningful leadership. LGR is not an introductory course on leadership.

    RESPONSIVE TO FEEDBACK: Individuals willingly seek, humbly accept, and actively respond to feedback.

    ACCEPTING OF DIVERSE POINTS OF VIEW: Individuals welcome opportunities to interact with and learn from others with different backgrounds or perspectives.

    POSITION OF INFLUENCE: Individuals are expected to take action and make an impact in their communities or organizations, thus must have the opportunity to affect change.

    CIVIC-MINDED: Individuals are willing and eager to take actions to improve our community.

    READY TO COMMIT: Individuals are required to be onsite for 11 full sessions from roughly 7:30am - 5:00pm, including an overnight retreat, and spend numerous hours engaging in program curriculum inside and outside of session time, including the Community Impact Project.

  • Applications are now being accepted for the 2019-20 Class of Leadership Greater Rochester!

    To submit your application for consideration for the 2019-20 cohort, please complete BOTH Part One and Part Two of the application at the links below. Note that you may view and submit each part of the application in any order, though your application will not be reviewed until we have received both completed submissions.

    **Please note that all Mayo Clinic employees must first move through an internal application process to be considered for the program. If you are employed by Mayo Clinic and would like to apply, please expand the corresponding section below to access the Mayo Clinic application link.

  • LGR General Application LGR General Application

    Please use the link below to access and submit your application. Note that you will need to upload a current resume in the application form.

    Candidates selected to move forward to the interview round will be notified by June 3rd to schedule an interview in mid-June.

    LGR 2019-2020 Application PART ONE

    LGR 2019-2020 Application PART TWO

  • LGR Mayo Clinic Application LGR Mayo Clinic Application

    All Mayo Clinic employees must first move through an internal process to apply for the Leadership Greater Rochester program. Applications will be accepted for Mayo Clinic applicants from February 4, 2019 through May 3, 2019.

    Please use the link below to access and submit your application. Note that you will need to upload a current resume in the application form.
    If you have any questions regarding the Mayo Clinic LGR application process, please contact Sue Fargo Prosser at FargoProsser.Susan@mayo.edu.

    Click here for Mayo Clinic Employee 2019-2020 LGR Application

  • LGR 2019-20 Sessions LGR 2019-20 Sessions


    Please review your schedule to make sure you are available for all dates before applying. 

    Leadership Greater Rochester Social 
    Attendance not mandatory, but highly encouraged
    August 8th, 2019

    Orientation: Activating Leaders -- required attendance
    August 15th, 2019

    Leadership Retreat (Overnight) -- required attendance
    September 19th - 20th, 2019

    Workforce & Talent
    October 17th, 2019

    Community Impact Project
    November 14, 2019

    Exploring Our Economic Ecosystem
    December 19th, 2019

    Humanities in Our Community
    January 16th, 2020

    Building a Sustainable Community
    February 20th, 2020

    Working with Local Government
    March 19th, 2020

    Experiencing Public Safety 
    April 16th, 2020

    Launching Leaders & Graduation
    May 21, 2020

    The Rochester Chamber Area of Commerce is able to provide partial tuition scholarships based off of demonstrable need. If interested, please fill out this form.



    Application Deadline
    May 3, 2019

    June 10 - 21

    June 26

    $1,850 for Chamber Members

    $2,300 for Non-members

    Tuition Due Date 
    Tuition will be billed upon acceptance into the program.


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