Thank you for your interest in applying to the Leadership St. Pete Class of 2017 program.
LSP is a competitive program, with only the top 50 applicants advancing past the written application process to the face-to-face interview process. Face-to-face interviews with the Planning Committee will be scheduled on either November 3 or 7 (please block these days out on your calendar).
Application requirements include:
Applicants must submit contact information and answer the following six (6) essay questions:
Our selection process is a "blind" process - please be descriptive in your responses but try to limit personally identifiable information.
1) Please describe your education/training. (no points, but required)
2) Please list, in order of importance to you, the volunteer organizations in which you have been involved during the past five years, including your leadership roles. Also for each organization, indicate how much time you currently devote to the organization each month.
a. Business / professional / community (civic, religious, social, political, athletic, etc.) volunteer activity (8 points)
b. Have you participated in other Leadership programs? (2 points)
3) Describe a circumstance in which you have taken a risk and/or been visionary as a leader. Please cite an example of the impact this has had on you and those around you. Limit your example to a situation that has happened within the last five years. Maximum of 250 words. (10 points)
4) Describe a specific time in your community or at your workplace, when your actions fostered collaboration or helped to achieve consensus where it did not exist before. How did your actions affect the outcome of the situation? What changed because of your actions? Limit your example to a situation that has happened within the last five years. Maximum of 250 words. (10 points)
5) What unique achievements, qualities or characteristics not described elsewhere on this application would you bring to the class? Please describe strengths, experiences and perspectives that would make you a "unique contributor" as the class grows as leaders in the coming year. Maximum of 250 words. (10 points)
6) Tell us what you believe is a specific issue that must be addressed to improve the quality of life in St. Petersburg today. Describe what you would do to address and resolve this issue to build a better community. Outline why this issue is important and the value of the changes you suggest. Maximum of 600 words. (10 points)
Questions about the application process can be emailed to Brittany Walsh at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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