Please feel free to contact us with questions about your possible involvement in creating and directing the future of your community. Applications will be held and reviewed for the upcoming class registration, held in July each year. Applications are due by July 6th, interviews are held in July and the class begins in September.

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class xxvi history dayGilbert Leadership strives to recruit and select a diverse group of individuals who demonstrate a commitment to the Gilbert community. To apply for the program, please complete the written application below. We do not require a word count, but we encourage you to be thorough in your responses, as scoring is based on your discussion of the question in its entirety. Please use this as a way for us to get to know you!

In addition to the written application, all candidates will be invited to participate in an in-person interview. Your interview will take place on either Monday, July 23rd or Wednesday, July 25th. A specific time will be assigned for this portion of the selection process. Please note, both the written application and participation in the interview are required for program consideration.

Final selection of the class will be decided by the Gilbert Leadership Board – a group of Gilbert Leadership graduates volunteering their time to ensure the continued growth of the program.

**This form does time out and you could lose your data. We recommend typing your answers on another sheet prior to answering directly onto our application**

Name: *

Email: *

Primary Phone: *

Secondary Phone: *

Street Address:*

Street Address 2:




Do you LIVE in Gilbert?*

If yes, how long?

Do you WORK in Gilbert:*

If yes, how long?

How did you hear about the program?*

Present Employer:*

Present Job Position:*

How long have you served in this position?*

What is your highest level of education?*

What type(s) of education or training do you have?*

How would you enhance our community to make a better environment for our citizens and/or visitors?*

Share a situation where you were able to dedicate and commit to an endeavor, project or life situation.*

What strengths and/or talents would you bring to the Gilbert Leadership Class?*

What attributes or skills do you wish to gain or develop by participating in Gilbert Leadership Class?*

Please explain your involvement in three community, civic, social, professional, political or religious organizations you have been involved in. Why did you choose to do so?*

What drives you to be a leader in the community?*

Have you applied for Gilbert Leadership in the past? :*

Have you participated in any other leadership programs?*

If yes, where?

Each class member is expected to attend ALL scheduled activities, including Learning Days, Class Project, Tours and written response to program curriculum . Completion standards have been established to ensure that participants of Gilbert Leadership have met their obligation to the program. Participants will be eligible to graduate the program by earning 210 program points. Additionally, program graduates are asked to facilitate one learning day during the following fiscal year.

FY 2018-2019 Learning Days are calendared as follows (subject to change) and will require a full day of participation unless noted otherwise:
Sept. 25, 2018 (evening)
Sept. 28, 2018 (5:30 AM to 6:30 PM)
Oct. 19, 2018
Nov. 16, 2018
Dec. 6, 2018
Jan. 17, 2019
Feb. - TBD
Mar. 28, 2019
Apr. 26, 2019
May 17, 2019
Jun. 7, 2019 (morning/evening)

If selected, are you prepared to make the commitment as outlined above? :*

Your participation in Team Building Day is a requirement to be a part of the class as it sets the tone for the remainder of the year. Would you be available on Friday in September 28, 2018? (Anticipated time commitment: 5:30 AM-6:30 PM)*

* Upon my acceptance, I understand I will pay a tuition fee of $800 to the "Gilbert Chamber Foundation" for my enrollment in this program. I understand my tuition is non-refundable. Type signature here:

If selected, will a partial scholarship of $300 be required to meet your financial obligation? :*