Apply for the Core Program


Thank you for your interest in Leadership Waterloo Region’s Community Leadership Development Program.

Apply (see below) today to begin your leadership journey or to take it to the next level.

Be sure to include all required documentation:

  • Completed application form (download below)
  • Resume
  • Letter of support
  • Employer Declaration of Consent (download below)
  • Bursary application, if applicable  (download below)
  • Cheque or credit card information for your application fee ($100) 

NOTE: The application deadline for the next program – which begins in September 2019 is closed. We do accept applications year-round for the next class that begins in September 2020. 

Before applying, please be aware of the key dates that you will be required to be away from work for the program. You'll find a list of the key dates available for download below. 

Selection Process

We welcome applications from people who demonstrate leadership qualities and are committed to creating a new network of informed and dedicated community leaders.  

Leadership Day dates will be posted shortly. Please note that the Opening and Closing Workshops (September and June) are mandatory, and participants cannot be absent from more than two Leadership Days per year without jeopardizing their standing in the program.

A selection committee will review your application. Eligible candidates will be asked to participate in an interview. All applicants will be notified about their status at least six weeks prior to the program’s September start date. The tuition fee of $4,800 is due on or before the start of the program. 

Submitting your Application

Please submit your completed application and supporting documents by e-mail to Diane Wiles, CEO.


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