Applying to Leadership Somerset

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(Adult Program)

Thank you for your interest in Leadership Somerset! 

Our program year starts in January and ends in December.  Applications for next year's class are typically available in August with a deadline of October 31.  Applicants must either live or work in Somerset County, NJ. to be eligible.

Open house events are held in September and October.  Get your questions answered at one of our Open House events. These are informal gatherings, which enable people who are interested in the program to network with alumni and staff.  Open house event dates and times will be posted on our website (see the Events box) and social media pages. Notices may also be shared by media outlets and community partners.

Leadership Somerset sessions are held monthly during regular business hours.  The session dates for 2020 are listed below.  Sessions are held during regular business hours (approx. 8 AM to 5 PM) with the exception of the final session.  Applicants should check these dates with other obligations they have before applying.  We have an attendance requirement to graduate from the program; program fellows may miss no more than 1.5 sessions to graduate.  Attendance at the first session in January is mandatory to continue in the program.

  • January 8 (mandatory attendance)
  • February 12
  • March 11
  • April 8
  • May 13
  • June 10
  • July 8
  • August 5
  • September 9
  • October 14
  • November 18
  • December 2

Applying is easy - candidates can fill out an application form online.  The application form is available on this website during our application season.  Applications are due by October 31.  In addition to your personal and professional information, you will be asked to complete a few essay-type questions, which are designed to provide insight into your level of interest in leadership and Somerset County.  Applicants will be advised of their status (accepted, deferred, declined) by December 1. 

Leadership Somerset currently has a program fee of $375, which covers participation in all sessions, materials and meals. Limited financial assistance based on need is typically available.  There is no fee to apply.

Read our About Leadership Somerset brochure for more detailed information about this program.

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