Community Leadership Institute 2020

January 8th – June 9th

The Community Leadership Institute is the program arm of our organization. This program is presented once each year, from January to June. Participants are exposed to community leaders invited to discuss such topics as healthcare, diversity, the environment, the Cape Cod economy, the legal system, the arts, Cape Cod government, and education. Participants will also complete a community service project before a commencement ceremony.

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Participants will gain access to local leaders working to solve the region’s most pressing issues. The program features 11 sessions from January to May and concludes with a commencement ceremony in June. Deadline to apply is Friday, November 1st.

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Our program dives deep into issues facing the Cape. Speakers come from diverse backgrounds including healthcare, environmental protection, Cape economy, and education.


A long-lasting aspect of the Leadership program is the development of networking skills and expansion of existing contacts. Graduates can network with each other, participating Community Leaders, and CLI alumni to facilitate better understanding and resolution of community problems on Cape Cod and the Islands.


In addition to the classroom element of the Leadership program, classes are divided into smaller project teams. Each group, functioning as a team, must identify, develop, and complete a Community Oriented Project. The project should be ‘community’ in nature, and have as its goal to improve the community in some fashion. A requirement of graduation is the final team presentation of their project process and project completion.

“The program forced me out of my regular networking bubble to discover a great group of like-minded professionals throughout the Cape who shared an interest in the betterment of their community. A rewarding experience!”


The per-student cost to participate in the Community Leadership Institute program is $995. In addition to the tuition and funds raised from the community, employers of the class participants contribute the time required away from work to complete the Leadership Cape Cod Program. This is recognized as a considerable investment in the community by responsible Cape Cod businesses and agencies.


Orientation  – Wednesday, January 8, 2020; 5:30 PM – 8:30 PM
Leadership – Thursday, January 9, 2020; 8:15 AM – 12:30 PM
The Cape Economy – Thursday, January 23, 2020; 8:15 AM – 12:30 PM
Media – Thursday, February 6, 2020; 8:15 AM – 12:30 PM
Healthcare – Thursday, February 20, 2020; 8:15 AM – 12:30 PM
Education – Thursday, March 5, 2020; 8:15 AM – 12:30 PM
Environment – Thursday, March 19, 2020; 8:15 AM – 12:30 PM
Government and Civic Engagement – Thursday, April 2, 2020; 8:15 AM – 12:30 PM
Social Services – Thursday, April 16, 2020; 8:15 AM – 12:30 PM
Legal – Thursday, April 30, 2020; 8:15 AM – 12:30 PM
Customized Session – Thursday, May 14, 2020; 8:15 AM – 12:30 PM
Arts – Thursday, May 28, 2020; 8:15 AM – 12:30 PM
Wrap Up Session – Thursday, June 4, 2020; 8:15 AM – 12:30 PM
Commencement – Tuesday, June 9, 2020; 5:30 PM – 8:30 PM