Community Leadership Institute Now Accepting Applications

Filed Under: Leadership

Leadership Cape Cod has announced that enrollment for the 32nd annual Community Leadership Institute (CLI) of Cape Cod is now open.

Between January and June, current and developing leaders will attend 12 educational sessions meeting and learning from prominent community leaders in business, healthcare, the arts, education, social services and more. Participants will also work together to develop and engage in a community service project benefiting local nonprofit organizations on Cape Cod.

This year’s group will be led in the model which it ran prior to 2018, by a cohort of alumni and community leaders organizing sessions across the Cape.

The Community Leadership Institute is the foremost program offered by Leadership Cape Cod and has run since 1992. CLI has fostered the growth of existing and potential community leaders on Cape Cod and graduated more than 800 individuals. This rigorous and diverse program is presented annually and immerses participants in all areas of the Cape Cod community and professional fields, including healthcare, social services, education, business, government, law, environment, media and the arts. Participants learn about current and developing issues facing Cape Cod and the Islands, how to become more involved in providing the leadership needed to help address these challenges.

Class members will complete a community service project to benefit a local non-profit and a commencement ceremony is held in June. Through this course and community service participants gain access to individuals working to solve the Cape’s most pressing issues. Students are encouraged to think about their role in creating solutions to local and regional challenges. CLI alumni include local and state politicians, business and nonprofit leaders, entrepreneurs, educators, health care professionals and members of the media.

The registration deadline for the Community Leadership Institute is Dec. 8. Information can be found on the Leadership Cape Cod website at