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: http://get.adobe.com/reader/

 

The Leadership Engage Class of 2018 application is available, and will be due April 30, 2017, by Midnight.

Go to the above link to pay the application fee

Click HERE to Apply for the
Leadership Engage Class of 2018


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

 

 DATES LOCATIONS

Thursday, March 2, 2017
8:00-9:00 a.m..

 

Northern PBC Info Session

Hosted by: Garden of Life

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

Register HERE

 

Wednesday, March 8, 2017
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 14, 2017
5:30-7:00 p.m.

Central PBC Info Session 

Hosted by: South Florida Science Center and Aquarium

4801 Dreher Trail North, West Palm Beach, FL 33405

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 2018 is $2,300.  This includes payment for first year’s dues ($125) 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.)