Application Process

  1. The Emerging Leader Program accepts applications from September 1st to December 1st each year.   

  2. When the application is available, complete the online application form.

  3. Applications are reviewed and individual interviews are scheduled with invited candidates.

  4. Due to the limited participant capacity and the need for a diverse composition of participants in any given group, not all qualified candidates are chosen. Individuals are strongly encouraged to re-apply in subsequent years.

If you have further questions or concerns about the application process contact:

  • Emerging Leader Program - Jordan Burroughs 517.432.8685 or
  • Leadership Advancement Program -  Ritchie Harrison at  313.578.9729 or 

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