Apply for a Leadership Florida Class Program!

Thank you for your interest in Leadership Florida! The application window for the 2023-2024 session closed on March 8, 2023 at noon (EST), but if you are interested in applying for 2024-2025, you can click here to submit the Intent to Apply form.

Our Leadership Florida Class Programs run from September through May and are up to 5 sessions each.  Dates for the 2022-2023 Class Programs are listed hereAttendance at all sessions is required. 

Which Leadership Florida Class Program is the right one for you?

  • Leadership Florida Connect and Cornerstone Program applicants must meet specific age requirements.  The Leadership Florida Education Program has no age requirements.
  • Applicants must be 40 years of age or older to be eligible for the Cornerstone Class Program.
  • Applicants aged 25-39 are eligible for the Leadership Florida Connect Program.

The specified age is as of September 1 for the upcoming class year.  For example, for the 2023-2024 Program Year, the specified date is September 1, 2023.

2O23-2O24 Class Session Dates


We encourage potential applicants to use these downloadable applications to prepare their final applications.  Documents are available in PDF and Word formats and can be downloaded below.  The 2022-2023 Leadership Florida Application version may be modified from the sample below and will need to be completed using our online form.

Sample Class Program Applications:

The tuition cost for classes is as follows:

  • $5,500 Cornerstone
  • $4,000 Connect
  • $2,295 Education (most public school district employees receive a tuition waiver)

Note: hotel and transportation costs are not included in tuition.