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 two days of the Opening Retreat in October (mandatory)
  • Attending nine full-day program sessions (1 full day each month from late October 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

Dates for 2023-2024 Flagship Program

*Wednesday, October 4 & Thursday, October 5, 2023
Thomas K. Hearn, Jr. Opening Retreat

Thursday, October 26, 2023
Our Community Day Bus Tour (2:00-6:00 p.m.)

Wednesday, November 8, 2023
Our Community Day

Wednesday, December 6, 2023
Government, Criminal Justice & Public Safety Day

Thursday, January 11, 2024
Human Relations Pre-Day (4:30 p.m. – 7:30 pm)

Wednesday, January 17, 2024
Human Relations Day

Wednesday, February 7, 2024
Healthcare Day

Wednesday, March 6, 2024
Arts & Innovation Day

Wednesday, April 17, 2024
Education Day

Wednesday, May 1, 2024
Social Services Day

*Wednesday, June 5, 2024
Closing Session

*Thursday, June 6, 2024
Celebration (5:00 pm – 8:30 pm)

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