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Be a LEADer. Be a part of LEAD New York.

Applications for Class 17 are available now and due by March 1, 2017.

LEAD participants are selected through a competitive application process by the program board of directors. After an initial review of application materials in early March, a selection committee interviews selected applicants in late March at several locations throughout the state. After those face-to-face interviews, the selection committee recommends a slate of nominees to the board of directors at their April meeting. Once approved, successful candidates are offered a position in the next class by May 1st.

Prospective applicants wanting more information about the program are encouraged to review the "Current Class" page of this website. There you will find a class roster, schedule, syllabus and sample agendas for each of our seminars. While exact dates of seminars, seminar content and other particulars may vary slightly from class to class, the current class materials will give you a good idea of what to expect.

As of now, tuition for the first year of the program (Leadership Fundamentals) will be $2,300, and tuition for the second year of the program (LEAD Fellows) will be $3,500.

You may wish to share the following Program Brochure and Sample Schedule with your employer/business partner and spouse/partner so that they fully understand the commitment you will be asked to make should you be selected for the program.

Submitting Application Materials

The following application materials are needed to apply to the LEAD NY program.  Materials may be submitted by mail or electronically (preferred) to the address provided below.

Application Materials To Be Completed and Submitted by Applicant

Application Materials To Be Completed and Submitted by Other Parties

The following materials may be submitted with the application or may be mailed separately by the individuals filling them out.

Address for Submitting Application Materials

Send Electronic Submissions to: tld1@cornell.edu

Hard copies can be mailed to:

LEAD NY Class 17 Admissions
275B Warren Hall
Ithaca, NY 14853


If you have any questions or would like to receive information about LEAD New York and the application process, please feel free to contact the LEAD New York office.

LEAD New York
275B Warren Hall, Cornell University
Ithaca, NY 14853
Email: ljv4@cornell.edu
Phone: 607-255-7907

Please provide the following information in your request:
Business Name and Position
Home Phone, Business Phone, Cell Phone
Email Address