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Leadership Oswego County Application

If you would like to be part of our Leadership Oswego County graduating class of 2022, please read the following instructions and apply to the program through the link below.


Leadership Oswego County seeks a diverse group of individuals who:

  • represent a cross section of the county's workforce, volunteer and nonprofit organizations, including business, the professions, education, organized labor, government, the arts, and faith-based, service & community agencies;

  • are willing to explore our shared humanity; celebrating our differences in age, race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, income, culture, gender identity, national origin, veteran, disability and economic status;

  • have the potential to contribute to the success of this class;

  • have leadership qualities and a sincere commitment, motivation and interest in serving the Oswego County community;

  • are willing and able to commit the time and energy to complete the program;

  • have a genuine concern for the future of Oswego County and a desire to be personally involved in shaping it;

  • have potential for advancement to leadership positions within their own organization or in the community; and,

  • have the intention, upon completion of the program, to seek roles on community boards, commissions, key volunteer positions, or public office.


This year Leadership Oswego County will be introducing a hybrid class model allowing for greater flexibility for busy professionals. The program year will begin with an “LOC Class of 2022” virtual kickoff event scheduled for September 8th, 2021 followed by a full day conference on September 24th, 2021. Starting in October, this year’s hybrid style format will consist of one virtual meeting and one in person meeting each month*. The class will meet via an online platform from 1-2:30pm on the second Wednesday of the month followed by an in-person meeting from 10-2:30pm on the fourth Friday of the month.

Classes will run through mid-May 2022 and conclude with an end of the year retreat, as well as a graduation ceremony. Participants will be required to complete independent reading and self-paced work, as well as research and assist in the development of a class project outside of regularly scheduled classes. Only three excused absences are allowed for these sessions. Participation and engagement are critical and class members who fail to fulfill their attendance obligation will be asked to withdraw from the program.

* During the winter months of December, January, and February the class will move to the virtual setting only meeting on the second Wednesday of the month from 10-2:30pm with a break for lunch.


Business Rate: $750

Non-Profit Rate: $400

Self-Pay Rate: $400

Tuition includes a full day in person conference in September, a hybrid style class schedule with both virtual and in person meetings every month running October-May, lunch and snacks provided for all in person classes, an end of the year retreat, and graduation dinner in June! In addition, each participant will be awarded six continuing education units (CEUs) upon graduation.


Scholarships are available for self-pay students who demonstrate need.


Apply for the Program

Thank you for your interest in Leadership Oswego County! Our current class is full and we are no longer accepting applications for the Class of 2022.

apply for the program here

Inquiries, call 315.312.3492 or send an email to: [email protected].

Payment Information

Please remit payment or intent to pay by Friday, September 17th to:

Office of Business and Community Relations
34 East Bridge Street
Oswego, NY

Checks can be made payable to
OBCR c/o Oswego College Foundation

make an online payment

Class of 2022 DRAFT Schedule

(Locations may be subject to change)


SESSION 1 Date/time/location

session 2 date/time/location

LOC Kick-Off Event

Wednesday, September 8, 2021 
1:00pm – 2:30pm
Virtual Meeting - Zoom


September- Discovering Your Leadership Style


Friday, September 24, 2021 
In Person - TBD

October – Human Needs

Wednesday, October 13, 2021 
Virtual Meeting - Zoom

Friday, October 29, 2021 
In Person - Business Resource Center

November – Government Day

Wednesday, November 10, 2021 
Virtual Meeting - Zoom

*Friday, November 19, 2021
In Person - Legislative Chambers
(Third Friday due to holiday)

December – Finding Your North Star

Wednesday, December 8, 2021 
Virtual Meeting - Zoom

*No meeting

January – Communications Day

Wednesday, January 12, 2022
Virtual Meeting - Zoom

*No meeting

February – Non-Profit Boards Day

Wednesday, February 9, 2022
Virtual Meeting - Zoom

*No meeting

March – Community, Workforce & Economic Development

Wednesday, March 9, 2022
Virtual Meeting - Zoom

Friday, March 25, 2022 
In Person - Novelis

April – Education Day

Wednesday, April 13, 2022
Virtual Meeting - Zoom

Friday, April 29, 2022 
In Person - CiTi BOCES

May – LOC Amazing Race



Various Points of Interest throughout Oswego County


May – Non-Profit Boards Fair
Reflection Day Retreat

Wednesday, May 11, 2022
In Person - TBD

Friday, May 27, 2022
In Person - Camp Zerbe

June – Graduation

Wednesday, June 8, 2022
Tail Water Lodge