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Please note: No previous leadership or volunteer experience is required to apply, and you DO NOT have to be nominated to apply. The questions herein are intended to help us assess how best to manage and customize the learning experience for our participants. We strive to have well-rounded classes that balance emerging leaders with experienced leaders. A lack of formal leadership training, education, volunteer service, or experience does not mean that you will not be accepted and should not deter individuals from applying.

Individuals selected to be part of the Institute will be notified of their acceptance via email on or before September 12, 2023.


Because tuition in the Institute is underwritten by Waco Foundation and therefore free of cost for our selected participants, applicants are asked to commit to the dates of training (to the best of their knowledge at the time of application) when applying. Up to two excused absences are permitted during the term but will require make-up sessions to meet the requirements necessary to receive a certificate of completion for the Institute. Numerous make-up opportunities will be provided during the term to help meet the 10-module attendance requirement--many different make-up times, locations, and activities will be offered to accommodate varying schedules.


Below are the scheduled events and dates of training for your reference. 


Class Schedule:

Tuesday, October 10, 2023: Session 1 

Tuesday, October 24, 2023: Session 2

Tuesday, November 7, 2023: Session 3

Tuesday, December 5, 2023: Session 4

Tuesday, January 9, 2024: Session 5

Tuesday, January 23, 2024: Session 6

Tuesday, February 6, 2024: Session 7

Tuesday, February 20, 2024: Session 8

Tuesday, March 19, 2024: Session 9

Tuesday, April 2, 2024: Session 10 


Additional Events:

Tuesday, October 3, 2023: Participant Meet and Greet

Tuesday, April 16, 2024: Graduation Reception

Participants are required to attend the session they are accepted to (preferences are accommodated when possible). Morning sessions are held from 8:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m., and evening sessions are held from 5:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m.


Please note, all sessions have been condensed from 8-hour to 4-hour sessions in order to better accommodate participants' schedules, in turn, each session is material intensive. 

LPI Participant Application


Thanks for submitting! You will be notified via email of your application status by September 12, 2023.

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