Apply to the Leadership Engage

Join an amazing community of leaders.

Benefit from county-wide connections & business partners. 

Contribute to our county's most pressing issues & exciting opportunities. 

Please note: We recommend Mac/PC users fill out the application form using Adobe Reader. It is a cross-platform application that works on Mac and PC. It can be downloaded from:

The Leadership Engage Class of 2019 application is available and will be due April 30, 2018 by 5 p.m. 

Application Checklist:

1. Obtain the electronic copy of the application.
Click here to download the application
Type all sections in the space provided
We DO NOT accept handwritten applications, unless pre-approved.

2. Limit your answers to the requested word count.
DO NOT submit additional materials, such as resumes or examples of accomplishments
Only responses typed on the application are used in the selection process

3. Include a digital professional photo/headshot for use in our Alumni Directory.
Headshot should be in color, and larger than 1MB yet smaller than 2MB in size
Your photo will not be used in the selection process

4. Submit the application and photo contained in one email.
Please attach a copy of your application and professional photo, with the subject line:
“Class of 2019 Application, LastName” Email to: 

5. Submit a $100 non-refundable application fee; along with contact infomation.
Click here to pay application fee

Your application is not valid until the application fee is received. Payment fields below. 
Please be sure to login/register with the email you plan to use in the future for LPBC.

Checks can be made payable to Leadership Palm Beach County and mailed to:
2751 S. Dixie Highway, Suite 1A, West Palm Beach, FL 33405

Email the application and headshot to
and pay $100 application fee online or mail your check no later than April 30, 2018, at 5 pm.


Please click on the FAQS below to learn more:

When are Program Informational Sessions?
What are the Benefits of the Leadership Engage Program?
How are Participants Selected for the Leadership Engage Program?
What is the Time/Financial Commitment of the Leadership Engage Program?


Leadership Engage Program Information Session Schedule




Thursday, February 22, 2018
5:30-7:00 p.m.



Central PBC Info Session 

Hosted by: Palm Beach Day Academy, Lower Campus

1901 S Flagler Dr., West Palm Beach, FL, 33401

Register HERE

Thursday,  March 1, 2018
8:00-9:30 a.m.

Southern PBC Info Session

Hosted by: Florida Atlantic Research and Development Authority

3651 FAU Blvd., STE 400, Boca Raton, FL 33431

Register HERE


Tuesday, March 6, 2018
8:00-9:30 a.m.

Northern PBC Info Session

Hosted by: Garden of Life

4200 Northcorp Pkwy, Second Floor, Palm Beach Gardens, FL 33410

Register HERE


What are the Benefits of the Leadership Engage Program?

Participant Benefits

  • Grow in awareness and understanding of the challenges and issues facing our county
  • Develop valuable contacts and a communications network within the county
  • Strengthen personal leadership and strategic decision-making skills
  • Prepare for other leadership opportunities
  • Establish relationships built on mutual trust and respect among leaders from diverse constituencies
  • Gain experience in group dynamics, team leadership, ethics, critical thinking, and problem solving
  • Develop a shared vision to promote positive change

Employer Benefits

  • Expose company/organization name to the community and to other top community leaders
  • Attain access to key community, government and business leaders
  • Gain insights into community issues that impact your company/organization
  • Enhance the leadership and communications skills and natural strengths toward development of a more well-rounded employee
  • Gain access to networking and business development opportunities – even beyond participant’s graduation from the program


How are Participants Selected for the Leadership Engage Program?

LPBC seeks to identify individuals who are most likely to utilize their leadership abilities for the longterm benefit of Palm Beach County. Emphasis is given to those who have demonstrated leadership and community involvement outside of their career, which has long been consistent with graduates’ likelihood to continue their involvement beyond graduation.

Basic criteria include:

  • A PASSION and personal commitment to help shape the future of Palm Beach County
  • Significant ACHIEVEMENT in career or community, appropriate to age and experience
  • An INTEREST in enhancing personal leadership capabilities to meet the demands of the future
  • High standards of PERSONAL INTEGRITY and a clear ability to function well in a group
  • Personal COMMITMENT and full employer support of the time and energy necessary to complete all requirements of the program
  • A DESIRE to support the continuation of leadership development within the Leadership Palm Beach County organization

Participants will be selected by an anonymous Selection Committee comprised of LPBC alumni.  Committee members will award points for each question, and maximum points are listed for each question. A personal interview may be requested and references may be checked.


What is the Time/Financial Commitment of the Leadership Engage Program?

Participants are required to attend:

  • Monthly Leadership Program session held on the second Wednesday of each month (8am-5pm)
    *One excused absence allowed, make up sessions may be offered for 1 additional absence
  • Opening Orientation Session
  • Friday/Saturday overnight retreat held in August
  • Class project meetings as necessary

Additional details are outlined in the application. Candidates should only submit an application if certain of their ability to meet this time commitment.

Leadership Engage Program Tuition

The tuition for the Class of 2019 is $2,300.  This includes payment for first year’s dues ($150) as a member of the Leadership Palm Beach County Alumni Association.  

You are encouraged to solicit financial backing from your employer or the organization(s) you work with, and to pay some portion of the tuition yourself. As we do not believe that tuition should be a barrier to participation, a limited number of partial scholarships are available based on need. (Please complete the financial aid section of the application if you are in need for this support.)