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The mission of Leadership Tyler is to equip leaders to enrich the community. Accordingly, its programs are designed to help participants acquire an understanding of the critical issues affecting the region and the leadership and stewardship capabilities necessary to resolve them.

Leadership Tyler’s Core Program is designed around a model that incorporates key objectives for community leadership including a wide knowledge base; specialized community leadership skills; and community trusteeship. Time commitments include the following:

  • Opening Retreat: Mon through Tues, September 18-19, 2023 (Attendance is mandatory.) Departing Tyler Monday morning and returning Tuesday evening.
  • Closing Retreat: Monday through Tuesday, May 13-14, 2024. (Attendance is mandatory.) Departing Tyler Monday morning and returning Tuesday evening.
  • Monthly Class Sessions (Thursday): 10/12/23, 11/09/23, 12/14/23, 1/11/24, 2/8/24, 3/14/24, 4/11/24 from 7:45 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Each participant can miss only ONE class Day, or eight hours total (over a maximum of two session days), due to illness or unavoidable conflict. This will be strictly enforced.


Provide all of the information requested in this application, relevant to your own experience and background. Your application must be received by 11:59 pm on Wednesday, May 31, 2023.

A financial and time commitment will be required from the applicant as well as the applicant’s employer. An optional scholarship application will be available and must be submitted through the application process.

Candidates will be interviewed after submitting payment of the mandatory $35 application fee, a completed application, a completed commitment for participation form, and a completed employer verification & authorization form.


Tuition for each participant in Leadership Tyler’s Core Program is $2,250 of which at least $150 must be paid by the individual applying. Leadership Tyler has a limited amount of financial assistance available. Those requesting assistance must complete the scholarship application through the application process. Applications for assistance are confidential and have no bearing on the Screening & Selection Committee’s decisions.


As a matter of policy, Leadership Tyler does not discriminate against applicants and participants on the basis of race, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, age or physical ability. All applications will be handled in the strictest confidence.

Applications open April 1st.

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About Leadership Tyler

Leadership Tyler is an organization serving Tyler and Smith County, Texas, through our mission of equipping leaders to enrich our community. The more than 800 graduates of our programs can be found in leadership positions throughout our region.

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Leadership Tyler, Inc.
315 North Broadway,
Suite 202
Tyler, TX 75702


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