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Leadership New Hampshire's (LNH) Sessions take place on weekdays from September through May. Program Days run from 8 AM – 5 PM, with two overnight sessions. The program begins with an evening Reception in June and an overnight Retreat in September; participation in the Retreat is mandatory.
Associates have Action Assignments prior to each session of 2-6 hours duration, and are expected to outline and track their personal learning goals during the year. To graduate, participants must attend at least 10 days in their entirety. Candidates should have the support and commitment of their employers. Due to space and insurance considerations, participants may not bring dependents to the program session.
Tuition is $3,850 for the year. Tuition covers reading materials, lectures, meals, breaks, and one overnight cost for the Retreat (double occupancy) associated with each program day. Applications are available for Financial Aid. Please see the application for more details.
Candidates must have resided in New Hampshire and/or worked in the State for at least one year.
Who Should Apply
LNH strives for each class to include established and emerging leaders from across the state with a wide range of backgrounds, professional skills, interests, geographical locations, and ages.
Candidates are expected to demonstrate:
Scholarships are available. A request for financial assistance does not affect consideration of a candidate's application on a merit basis. See our Online Application to apply.
Our next application process begins JANUARY 1, 2015 and ends MARCH 15, 2015. Session dates for the Class of 2015-16 year are tentatively scheduled for:
The formal application process has two aspects; an online application, and personal interviews. This process provides us with the opportunity to get to know you, your ideas, and your goals and desires for improving/enriching your community and the state of New Hampshire.
Nomination and Selection: Individuals may nominate themselves or may be nominated by another person through the filling out a Nomination Form.
Each class will consist of 38 diverse Associates. After assessment from the Interviewer Team, all applicants will be reviewed by the Selection Committee; the names of those selected will then be submitted to the LNH Board of Trustees for approval. Notification of acceptance will be sent by the end of May.
Please fill out the Online Application thoroughly and carefully. In addition, you will be required to carefully review our LNH Policies and agree to our terms & conditions.
Your properly filled-out application, review of LNH Policies, two letters of reference and paid application fee, must be received by March 15, 2015 to be considered for admittance to the 2015-2016 program.
Applicants will be contacted at the end of March or beginning of April to schedule a personal interview. Everyone who applies will be scheduled for an interview, please be prepared. During this interview, you will be asked about:
New Hampshire Issues: Describe the three most significant problems or opportunities facing New Hampshire currently and for the next ten years. Offer recommendations for action.
Your Personal Goals: Please describe what you hope to gain from your Leadership New Hampshire experience, and define your future civic and professional goals.
Policies & Procedures
To graduate from LNH, an Associate is expected to attend all sessions in their entirety. Attendance at the Opening Retreat is mandatory. Even though emergencies do arise, any Associate missing more than two full days may not graduate from the program.