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Leadership Oswego County Application

If you would like to be part of our Leadership Oswego County graduating class of 2023, 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 monthly leadership skill workshops along with the traditional in person class days. The program year will begin with an “LOC Class of 2023” virtual kickoff event scheduled for September 14, 2022, followed by a full day conference on September 23, 2022. Starting in October, this year’s format will consist of one workshop 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 9am-3:30pm on the *fourth Friday of the month.

Participation in the “LOC Team Building Conference" scheduled for Friday, September 23rd, is required. Classes will run through mid-May 2023 and conclude with an end of the year 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 two excused in person absences and one virtual absence is allowed for the program. Participation and engagement are critical and class members who fail to fulfill their attendance obligation will be asked to withdraw from the program.

* Due to holidays in person classes will be held on the third Friday in the months of November, December, and May.


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 workshops and in person class days 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! 


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


Apply for the Program:


apply for the program here

Registration for the Class of 2023 is now closed and no longer accepting applications. 

Inquiries, call 315.312.3680 or send an email to: [email protected].

Payment Information

Please remit payment or intent to pay by Friday, September 16th 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 2023 DRAFT Schedule

Virtual Leadership Workshop

In Person Class Day

Class of 2023 Virtual Kick Off

Wednesday, September 14th


Team Building Conference

Friday, September 23rd, 9am-3:30pm

Camp Hollis

Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion

Wednesday, October 12th


Human Needs Day

Friday, October 28th, 9am-3:30pm

Oswego County Department of Social Services

Ethical Decision Making

Wednesday, November 9th


Government Day at Oswego County

*Friday, November 18th, 9am-3:30pm

Oswego County Legislative Chambers

Servant Leadership

Wednesday, December 14th


Discovering Your North Star

*Friday, December 16th, 9am-3:30pm

SUNY Oswego Office of Business & Community Relations

Difficult Conversations

Wednesday, January 11th


Communication Day

Friday, January 27th, 9am-3:30pm

SUNY Oswego Campus

Group Dynamics

Wednesday, February 8th


Nonprofit Boards Day

Friday, February 24th, 9am-3:30pm

Catholic Charities of Greater Oswego County

Change Management

Wednesday, March 8th


Community, Workforce and Economic Development Day

Friday, March 24th, 9am-3:30pm


Developing a Growth Mindset

Wednesday, April 12th


Education Day at CiTi BOCES

Friday, April 28th, 9am-3:30pm


Nonprofit Boards and Community Activism Fair

*Wednesday, May 10th, 5:30-7pm


Amazing Race

*Friday, May 12th, 9am-4:30pm

Various Stops throughout Oswego County


Reflection Day Retreat

*Friday, May 25th, 9am-3:30pm

Camp Zerbe


Class of 2023 Graduation Dinner

Friday, June 2nd, 6-8:30pm