ALF accepts nominations year round. Nominations and applications are reviewed in the fall and invitations are typically extended between October and the following spring.
Fellows are chosen based on their demonstrated leadership ability and potential, professional stature, influence in the state, integrity, commitment, creativity, and initiative. To the extent possible, each class of 20 - 25 Fellows reflects the many diverse elements in the state.
Anyone can make a nomination. Applications are welcomed as well.
Each class commences with a full day orientation session in July, followed by a week long community building program in August and scheduled monthly seminars from September through May. Additional sessions will be scheduled by the class for the completion of the Leadership in Action phase of the program (year two).
The total tuition is $10,000 and scholarships are available. Travel to monthly session sites, as well as accommodations while there, are also the responsibility of each participant.
Nominators will be notified no later than May 15th of the status of their nominee for the upcoming class.