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

If you are interested in applying to our program in the future, please contact us ( to be added to our database of prospective applicants. 

LEAD participants are selected through a competitive application process by the program board of directors. After an initial review of the 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. Recruitment for Class 19 (2021 start) will begin fall 2020.  


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

LEAD New York
275B Warren Hall, Cornell University
Ithaca, NY 14853
Phone: 607-255-7907