Now Accepting Applications For Leadership Gainesville Class #50

Now Accepting Applications For Leadership Gainesville Class #50

LG is Florida’s OLDEST leadership program and is designed to identify, educate, and develop skills while examining key themes and/or issues affecting our community. 


Each year nearly 100 applications are received and approximately 50 individuals selected to participate. LG provides current and future leaders with the opportunity to learn more about what makes our region GREAT while developing their leadership skills and collaborating with people across all industries. 


Apply for the next Leadership Gainesville Class here.



Leadership Gainesville (LG) is a community based leadership program designed to build awareness of local challenges, and to enhance the leadership skills of individuals so that they can be empowered to lead effectively.


Participating in the Leadership Gainesville program is just the first step in joining a group of community leaders including small business owners, politicians and nonprofit heads going back more than 50 years. The program includes a combination of in-depth issue seminars, and learning opportunities designed to enhance self-awareness and leadership approaches. The program provides community immersion experiences and advanced skill development which enable participants to explore critical issues in the Gainesville region.


Participation in the Leadership Gainesville program requires a significant amount of time and dedication. Classes meet one full day per month (generally the second Wednesday) from 8:00am to 5:00pm during the program year (August – June), and sometimes include homework or additional assignments. See Employer Support below.



Leadership Gainesville serves individuals who want to develop skills both personal and professional, to enhance their leadership abilities, and to strengthen their professional network within the community.

If you want a deeper connection to the community and believe leadership is an investment worth making in your career, Leadership Gainesville is for you!



  • Please limit longer questions to 500 Characters.
  • Completed Application must be submitted by end of day June 2, 2023.
  • A non-refundable application fee of $35 is due when applications are submitted (link provided)
  • Tuition: Chamber Member Fee $2,195.00; Non Member Fee $2,670.00 

Payment options are available in payment section below.

  • Application questions can be directed to: [email protected]
  • Accepted applicants will be notified by June 30, 2023



  • Class sizes are limited.
  • Class members are chosen on their own merit based upon the information completed on the application and supporting documents.
  • Nominees must have the full support of the company or organization they represent due to the time commitment required.
  • Availability to attend all mandatory sessions and agree not to miss more than two (2) of the monthly sessions. 
  • Commitment to participate in volunteer activities.
  • In reviewing applications, the selection committee looks for participants who demonstrate the following:

– Commitment and motivation to serve Gainesville and the region in a volunteer capacity.

– A Passion for learning and continued personal and professional growth.

– Previous volunteer experience.

– Bring a unique and or diverse voice to the group. 



June 2, 2023 – Applications close

June 30 – Applicants notified of acceptance

July 7 – Class Announced (All offers must be accepted by this date)

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