Leadership Programs: How to Apply

Applications for the Cincinnati Chamber’s Leadership Cincinnati USA and WE Lead programs are open.

Please read ALL of the following helpful tips before proceeding to the online application.

  • Grants. If you plan to request grant money, you will need to include the amount requested and an explanation for this request within the application.

  • Long Responses.  Please download and fill out the following long form questions in advance of starting the application to eliminate loss of work. Text boxes time out after 60-minutes. Please press return, tab, or click out of text box to save your progress. Green check mark will flash to confirm response auto-saved.

  • Reference. Application will ask you to provide a character reference and contact information (preferably not a relative). Please download the form below and send to your reference.

  • Headshot. You will be asked to upload a color headshot. The file size should be 300 dpi and should not exceed 5MB.

  • Application Fee. The last step will be to submit payment for the $50 non-refundable application fee via credit card. This is required to complete the application.

  • Saving Application. Application will automatically save one you press return, tab, or click out of text box. Look for green check mark to flash. To re-access application, log in and go to “My Account” then “Programs & Awards,” and click on your application.

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