How to Apply

Application Overview

Acceptance into the Leadership Rockland program is through a competitive application and interview. This page will provide answers to many questions you may have about the program and the admission process.

Do I need someone to nominate me for the program? You do not need someone to nominate you for the program. If you want to be part of the next class, just submit the application! You will need some reference letters as described below, but no one has to “submit” your name in order for you to apply.

What is the tuition for the program? The tuition for the Leadership Rockland program is $1,200. Each applicant must submit a $25 non-refundable deposit* toward tuition. Accepted participants are notified in July prior to the start of the program year and the applicant (or his/her employer) must pay full tuition by September 1 of the program year. Partial scholarships may be available for qualified applicants based on need. If you and your employer (if applicable) are willing to make a commitment for you to attend each of the 11 sessions from September through June, and you and your employer understand the tuition requirements, please so indicate with your signatures on the application signature page.

Are there any tuition discounts? Yes. If you submit your complete application package (including the signature page, rèsumè, and recommendation letters) by March 1st, your program tuition will be $1,100. If you submit your complete application package by March 15th, your tuition will be $1,150. After March 15th, there will be no tuition discounts available.

When does the application period begin? Applications are accepted on a rolling basis. Applications received after the deadline for the current year will be considered for the following year’s class.

When is the deadline for submitting an application? The application deadline is April 1st for the following September’s class. Any applications received after the deadline will be considered for the following class year.

How can I get an application? The application must be completed online. If you encounter any problems please contact our webmaster at

Once you have submitted the application, you will receive a confirmation email, which will remind you that other materials may need to be forwarded to us before your application will be deemed complete.

What other items need to be submitted? In addition to the online application, you will need to submit the items listed below. The preferred method for submitting documents is online as part of your application. If unable to submit with the application you can email the material. Should you need to mail items to us use the address below:

  • $25 non-refundable deposit* – paid online or mailed to the address below.
  • A current résumé/CV/Bio – uploaded with the online application or emailed to the address below.
  • Application signature page – uploaded with the online application or emailed to the address below.
  • (2) Personal Recommendation Forms – submitted via the online form. Please DO NOT submit letters of reference. Ideally, each reference/recommendation source should be from a separate source (different organizations). Please do not submit more than two recommendations – others will be disregarded.

*The application fee may be waived in whole or in part for those who have paid to attend any Leadership Rockland events between September 1st of last year and April 1st of the year in which the application is being submitted. The fee may also be waived if you previously paid a fee to apply for the Leadership Rockland program in a prior year.

The signature page and résumé should be named in the following format, so we can make sure we match the proper documents with the correct applicant.

Last Name, First Name, File Name (Ex. Jones, Tom LOR1; Jones, Tom LOR2; Jones, Tom Signature Page)

***Important Note: It is your responsibility to make sure the persons submitting a recommendation form on your behalf does so prior to the application deadline. We will notify you when we receive the recommendation forms submitted on your behalf. Make sure to plan ahead so that you are not trying to get this done at the last minute. Pay particular attention to the requirement that the letters must come from different sources and organizations.

If any materials need to be emailed or mailed to us, you can email materials to You may mail materials to us, but online submission or email is the preferred means of sending us the documents.

Leadership Rockland P.O. Box 459 New City, NY 10956

NOTE: All forms related to the application process can be downloaded right from the Forms>Application tab on the main menu.

Additional application information can be found on our Application FAQ’s page.

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