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Leadership Oswego County Application

If you would like to be part of our Leadership Oswego County graduating class of 2021, please read the following instructions and apply to the program through the link below.


Leadership Oswego County seeks a class of men and women who:

  • represent across section of the community including business, the professions, education, organized labor, government, arts, clergy, service and community organizations;

  • are of various ethnic, racial and age groups;

  • 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.


For the first time ever Leadership Oswego County will be held over a virtual platform allowing for greater flexibility for busy professionals. Participation in an “LOC Class of 2021” kickoff event scheduled for September 2nd, 2020 is required. Regular biweekly classes involve two and a half hour sessions held on the second and fourth Wednesday of each month. Participants will be required to complete independent reading, self-paced work, and research and assist in the development of a class project outside of the monthly, scheduled classes. Only two excused absences are allowed for these sessions. Participation and engagement is critical and class members who fail to fulfill their attendance obligation will be asked to withdraw from the program.


Business Rate: $575

Non-Profit Rate: $400

Includes bi-weekly virtual class sessions from September - May, a 1-day retreat in June, self-guided scenic tour of Oswego County, and one complimentary ticket for Graduation in June (dinner included). 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

All applications must be received to the Office of Business and Community Relations by Monday, August 17, 2020 at 4:00 p.m.

apply for the program here

Inquiries, call 315.312.3492 or send an email to:

Payment Information

Please remit payment or intent to pay by Monday, September 23rd 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 2020 DRAFT Schedule

(Locations may be subject to change)


SESSION 1 Date/time

session 2 date/time

LOC Kick-Off Event

Wednesday, September 2, 2020 1:00pm – 3:30pm


September- Orientation & Leadership Overview

Wednesday, September 9, 2020 1:00pm-3:30pm

Wednesday, September 23, 2020 1:00pm-3:30pm

October – Discovering Your Leadership Style

Wednesday, October 14, 2020 1:00pm-3:30pm

Wednesday, October 28, 2020 1:00pm-3:30pm

November – Non-profit Boards

*Wednesday, November 4, 2020 1:00pm-3:30pm (First Wednesday due to holiday)

*Wednesday, November 18, 2020 1:00pm-3:30pm (Third Wednesday due to holiday)

December – Human Needs

Wednesday, December 9, 2020 1:00pm-3:30pm

Wednesday, December 23, 2020 1:00pm-3:30pm

January – Communications Day

Wednesday, January 13, 2021 1:00pm-3:30pm

Wednesday, January 27, 2021 1:00pm-3:30pm

February – Government Day

Wednesday, February 10, 2021 1:00pm-3:30pm

Wednesday, February 24, 2021 1:00pm-3:30pm

March – Community, Workforce & Economic Development

Wednesday, March 10, 2021 1:00pm-3:30pm

Wednesday, March 24, 2021 1:00pm-3:30pm

April – Education Day

Wednesday, April 14, 2021 1:00pm-3:30pm

Wednesday, April 28, 2021 1:00pm-3:30pm

May – Bus Tour



Various Points of Interest throughout Oswego County


May – Reflection Day

Wednesday, May 12, 2021 8:00am-4:00pm

Location TBD

June – Graduation

Wednesday, June 2, 2021 6:00pm

Location TBD