• 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.

  • 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 15, 2019

    Orientation: Activating Leaders -- required attendance
     22, 2019

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

    Workforce & Talent
    October 24, 2019

    Community Impact Project
    November 21, 2019

    Exploring Our Economic Ecosystem
    December 19, 2019

    Humanities in Our Community
    January 16, 2020

    Building a Sustainable Community
    February 20, 2020

    Working with Local Government
    March 19, 2020

    Experiencing Public Safety 
    April 16, 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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