Thank you for your interest in the Christopher Kelley Leadership Development Program!
Application Process: Individuals may be nominated by their firm or can nominate themselves and will be selected on the basis of a written application, recommendations, and resume. The sixteen (16) successful applicants will represent a diverse group of emerging professionals that demonstrate a strong potential as a future leader. The application process is not intended to be exhaustive, but has become very competitive and should not be taken lightly. Throughout the application process, candidates are encouraged to emphasis their previous leadership experience; explain what expertise they intend to provide to the program; and clarify how they intend to utilize the skills learned through the program. A jury will convene in July to make the selections of the 2017-18 program scholars.
Applications 101 (optional): An Applications 101 session will be held on June 5, 2017 at 6:30pm at HKS Architects, 1250 Eye Street NW Suite 600. This workshop will be hosted by members of the CKLDP Selection Committee and allow candidates to ask questions about what to include and what not to include within their application. The Selection Committee will be sharing their thoughts on what makes for a good application.
Interested candidates are encouraged to attend this event. Attendance at this event is NOT mandatory for applications and will hold no merit on acceptance into the program.
Application Deadline: All forms must be submitted by 11:59pm on June 26, 2017 to be eligible.
Notification of Acceptance: Candidates will be notified of their selection to participate in the program by August 4, 2017.
You will receive a confirmation email when your application has been successfully submitted.