An Ideal Candidate

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Our ideal candidate is:

  • A middle or upper level leader from a variety of sectors or industries that include, but are not limited to, business, healthcare, education, government, entrepreneurial, non-profit, and not-for-profit organizations or a strong volunteer leader
  • A life-long learner open to new experiences and perspectives
  • Already volunteering in the community in a significant way
  • Willing and able to make a commitment to improve their community

Program requirements: Applicants should have the support of their employers to participate in the program, including necessary time away from work. To make the most of this unique experience, full participation in both the program days and Action Learning projects is crucial. Therefore, candidates for this program should be prepared to commit the time and effort to participate fully in the program, which includes:

  • Attending the Opening Retreat in October (mandatory)
  • Attending seven full-day program sessions (1 full day each month from November through May) which meet from approximately 7:15am to 5:15pm (See Flagship Program Dates)
  • Completing project work, individual reading, and assigned pre-work between scheduled sessions (an average of 6-10 hours per month, varying in accordance with each team’s choices)
  • Participating in the final day of Action Learning Project presentations and induction in June (mandatory)
  • Assisting Flagship committees and the Alumni Association with the development of program days for future classes and alumni engagement

Flagship Program Dates for 2022-2023 Program

*Wednesday, October 12 & Thursday, October 13
Thomas K. Hearn, Jr. Opening Retreat

Thursday, October 27
Bus Tour (2:00-6:00 p.m.)

Wednesday, November 9
Our Community: Past, Present & Future

Wednesday, December 7
Government, Criminal Justice & Public Safety

Thursday, January 5
Human Relations Pre-Day (4:30 p.m. – 7:00 pm)

Wednesday, January 11
Human Relations

Wednesday, February 8
Healthcare Day


Wednesday, March 8
Arts and Innovation Day

Wednesday, April 12

Wednesday, May 3
Social Services

*Wednesday, June 8
Closing Session 2023

*Thursday, June 9
Celebration 2023

Each program day begins at 7:15am and ends at 5:15pm
*denotes mandatory attendance