Frequently Asked Questions

Leadership Tulsa FAQs
LEAD North FAQs

LEADERSHIP TULSA

Leadership Tulsa is a nine-month community leadership, training program that has operated in the community for more than 30 years. Two classes, of about 45 members each, are conducted annually and are selected through a competitive process.

Do I need to be nominated by an LT member?
A referral from a Leadership Tulsa member is one of our best sources of new candidates, but candidates do not have to be nominated, they can also self-nominate. Application forms are available on the website at www.leadershiptulsa.org.

Is there an age limit to participate in Leadership Tulsa?
Leadership Tulsa serves adults of any age who wish to better understand their community and get more involved in community service. The age range of a class typically spans from participants in their 20s to their 70s. Diversity of age and experience is considered a strength in selecting a Leadership Tulsa class.

How much does it cost to participate?
The participation fee for Leadership Tulsa Class is $2,800. This covers all the costs of conducting the program including room and board at the overnight retreat, meals at all of the LT class days and any fees for participation in class day activities. The fee may be paid by the applicant, their employer, or by a combination of both. No-interest payment plans are available. A limited number of scholarships are available for participants demonstrating financial need. Scholarship requests are not a factor in the selection process and the selection committee is not aware of who has requested a scholarship when they make their selections.

What are the criteria for being selected?
Participants are selected after submitting an application form and letters of reference. The selection committee seeks to establish a class that represents a strong diversity of professional, demographic, and personal attributes and a balance of companies and organizations represented. The selection committee also seeks candidates that have demonstrated a high level of commitment to community service and a strong motivation to participate in the Leadership Tulsa program.

What happens if you are not selected?
Because Leadership Tulsa receives more applications each year than it can accommodate in the class, the class is selected through a competitive application process and sometimes excellent candidates are turned away. Rejection one year should not be an indication that you are in any way unqualified for the class. You are strongly urged to reapply and are welcome and encouraged to consult with the Executive Director on ways to improve your application.

What is the time commitment and expectations of participants?
Participants are expected to attend the evening orientation, overnight retreat and every scheduled session fully. There are also required readings between sessions. In addition, there is a service-learning component to Leadership Tulsa, which requires service on a local non-profit agency board of directors or similar service.

LEAD NORTH FAQS

LEAD North (formerly NTDC) is an eight month community leadership training institute that is a result of the nTEDI four-month pilot leadership program created by Mayor Kathy Taylor in 2007. Classes are limited to about 20 – 25 people and are selected through a competitive process. Below are the answers to some frequently asked questions.

Do I need to live in north Tulsa?
Most participants in the LEAD North will either live or work in the north Tulsa community but the program is open to anyone in the greater Tulsa metro area who can demonstrate a sincere commitment to the improvement and vitality of north Tulsa.

Is there an age limit to participate in LEAD North?
This program serves adults of any age who wish to better understand the history, opportunities and challenges of the north Tulsa community and get more involved in economic development and community service. A diversity of many demographic factors including profession, experience, racial and ethnic background, as well as age will be actively recruited.

How much does it cost to participate?
The participation fee for LEAD North Class 8 is $350. The fee may be paid by the applicant, their employer, or by a combination of both. A limited number of scholarships are available for participants demonstrating financial need.

What are the criteria for being selected?
Participants are selected after submitting an application form that describes their background and interest. The selection committee seeks to establish a class that represents a strong diversity of professional, demographic, and personal attributes and a balance of companies and organizations represented. The selection committee also seeks candidates that have demonstrated a high level of commitment to community service and a strong motivation to participate in the LEAD North program.

What happens if you are not selected?
Because we may receive more applications each year than it can accommodate in the class, applicants not being selected are encouraged to reapply for the next year’s program or look into other Leadership Tulsa programs.

What is the time commitment and expectations of participants?
Participants are expected to attend each of the eight scheduled session fully and missing more than one of the sessions may affect graduation. There is also a service-learning component to LEAD North which requires participation in a class project including work outside of normally scheduled class sessions.

Can graduates of the Leadership Tulsa program apply for LEAD North?
Leadership Tulsa graduates who have a strong interest in the north Tulsa community are encouraged to apply for LEAD North. Graduates of the LEAD North program are also encouraged to apply for Leadership Tulsa. There is no preferred order in which to participate in either program but applicants are not encouraged to try to do both simultaneously.

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