Class of 2023

The application period for the Leadership Kitsap Class of 2022-2023 has now closed. We will begin taking applications for the Class of 2024 in January 2023.

COVID-19 Response

Leadership Kitsap strives to provide exceptional trainings and programming while making your safety our top priority. In accordance with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), Leadership Kitsap recommends participants get a COVID-19 vaccine. 

All Leadership Kitsap program attendees are required to be either fully vaccinated against COVID-19 or submit a negative COVID-19 test taken within 72 hours prior to the given Challenge Day. This policy does not apply to Leadership Kitsap sponsored events, socials, or workshops held at public venues where class members are not required to attend in order to graduate from the Leadership Kitsap Signature program. Leadership Kitsap program attendees will abide by this policy or the Challenge Day venue’s policy, whichever is most strict.

 

We anticipate that our community and organization should prepare to deal with the COVID-19 outbreak for an extended period of time. We will continue to monitor federal, state, and local guidelines. When public officials determine that the outbreak has ended for our community, we will then begin to consider how to appropriately scale back our preventative and risk mitigation protocols. Now, more than ever, our community needs strong local leadership to help move us to a path of recovery.  Leadership Kitsap COVID-19 Vaccination Policy

 

About

Leadership Kitsap Foundation is a non-profit organization founded in 1993 by community leaders, the Kitsap County Chambers of Commerce, and the United Way of Kitsap County. The mission of Leadership Kitsap is to promote informed and committed civic volunteerism. The 10-month long curriculum is designed to help participants acquire both a fuller sense of the critical issues affecting Kitsap County, and the leadership skills necessary to motivate and engage others in collaborative efforts to resolve them.

Leadership Kitsap class participants are selected through a competitive screening/interview process conducted by the Board of Directors. Individuals will be chosen based on the following criteria: (1) commitment to civic involvement in Kitsap County, (2) potential for community leadership, and (3) professional and personal achievement.

Two-part Application Process: (1) a written application submitted to the Leadership Kitsap office, and (2) a personal interview in the month of April. Those selected will be notified by early May.

Tuition is $3,250 (Class of 2023), where $250 is paid by the participant. The balance is usually paid by the participant’s employer or sponsoring organization. Tuition is invoiced and paid in July. There are no refunds. Partial scholarships are available for the sponsoring organization based on need. Please contact us for more information at info@leadershipkitsap.org or 360-782-1058.

Leadership Kitsap Foundation does not discriminate against applicants or participants on the basis of race, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, age, or physical ability.

Applicants must have a sponsoring organization, usually the applicant’s employer, or be sponsored or endorsed by a community organization. All applications are handled respectfully and with appropriate confidentiality.

Question? Ask us anything. info@leadershipkitsap.org

Selection Criteria

Leadership Kitsap class participants are selected through a competitive screening/interview process conducted by the Leadership Kitsap 
Foundation’s Board of Directors. A limited number of individuals will be selected based on select criteria, including the following: commitment to civic involvement in Kitsap County, potential for community leadership, and professional and personal achievement.

TribeClass Member Commitment

Time commitment: Full participation by each member of Leadership Kitsap is critical. This includes attendance at:

  • Orientation  – Late August, Evening (2 Hours)
  • Opening Retreat – Early September (2-day, Overnight)
  • Monthly Challenge Days – One Friday/month from 8:45am to 4pm.
    October through June.
  • Personal Presentation – June Challenge Day
  • Service Projects – to be scheduled by teams
  • Graduation Celebration –  Early- to Mid-June

Schedule subject to change. Our intention is to hold in-person sessions, however, virtual or hybrid sessions may be necessary due to Kitsap County / Washington State Public Health Restrictions.

It is vital that you and your employer understand and honor these commitments. If you are unable to commit to this schedule, please consider applying another time.

Financial Commitment

Selection Process – Application is a two-part process: (1) submit an application to the Leadership Kitsap office and (2) a personal interview.

Tuition – Tuition for the next curriculum year is $3,250 (Class of 2023). At least $250 must be paid by the participant. The balance is usually paid by the participant’s employer or sponsoring organization. Partial scholarships are available. There are no refunds.

Non-Discrimination – Leadership Kitsap does not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, age, or physical ability.

Confidentiality – All applications are handled respectfully and with appropriate confidentiality.

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Accepting applications for the Class of 2024 beginning in January 2023.