Leadership Shelby County selects thirty participants for each annual class. The program begins each year in September with a mandatory overnight retreat. Participants learn the dynamics of team building and experience the esteemed bonding that each class develops. Once a month from October through May, they attend a full day session on a specific high-priority topic.
LSC encourages nominations of individuals who have demonstrated leadership ability in their chosen field, who have exhibited interest and commitment to the future of Shelby County, and who have the potential for exercising substantial leadership in the future. Applicants must live or work in Shelby County to be eligible to participate in the program.
Because class size is limited and the selection process competitive, it is not unusual for a candidate to be nominated more than one year before being selected. Leadership Shelby County tuition is $795.00 per each participant, payable at the time of acceptance. Class members are required to attend all sessions.