Become Part of the Next Class

What is the application deadline?

The application deadline for Class 36 will be May 24th of 2019. Submission of an application does not ensure an interview.

What happens after I submit an Application?

You will receive acknowledgment of your application submission. Your application will be reviewed by the Steering Committee and those selected for an interview will be notified of the date/time of interviews.

Is it like a job interview?

This is an important part of the process and should be treated professionally. This is your opportunity to market yourself to the program and you should prepare for it accordingly. The interview is brief and is conducted by a panel of Steering Committee members.

Are all applicants scheduled for an interview?

No. The Steering Committee will review applications to determine which applicants will be invited to interview.

How many applicants will be selected?

Approximately 25 candidates will be selected for participation in a given Class. This may vary year to year to ensure only qualified candidates are accepted.

If I am not selected this year, can I reapply?

Yes! Due to the limited number of positions available, we can not accept everyone who applies but we encourage you to apply again.

How much does it cost?

The tuition cost is currently $1,395 for Fresno Chamber Members and $1,495 for Non Chamber Members. Tuition includes the retreat, all materials, food and graduation. Tuition is due and payable prior to the retreat.

I can’t afford the tuition and my employer will not sponsor me. What can I do?

Partial scholarships are available from the Leadership Fresno Alumni Association to qualified applicants. The maximum scholarship is one-half (1/2) the cost of the tuition. Unfortunately, there may not be a sufficient number of scholarships available to be awarded to all candidates who request assistance. Additional information is available on the Leadership Fresno Application.

What is the Program’s Refund Policy?

If participant resigns 31 days or more prior to the annual retreat, a full refund of the tuition will be processed. If participant resigns 30 days or less prior to the annual retreat, the costs of the retreat will be deducted from the tuition. If participant resigns following the start of the retreat, no refund will be provided.