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Leadership Oswego County Application

If you would like to be part of our Leadership Oswego County graduating class of 2024, 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.


The program year will begin with an “LOC Class of 2024” virtual kickoff event scheduled for September 6, 2023, followed by a full day conference on September 15, 2023. Starting in October, the class will meet in-person from 9am-4pm on the *fourth Friday of the month. Participation in the “LOC Team Building Conference" scheduled for Friday, September 15th, is required. Classes will run through mid-May 2024 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 are 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: $975
Non-Profit Rate: $575

Tuition includes a full day in person conference in September, in person class days every month running October-May, with lunch and snacks provided for all in person classes, a bus tour of Oswego County, end of the year retreat and graduation dinner in June!



Apply for the Program:


apply for the program here

Registration is closed for the Class of 2024.

Please visit our website in the Spring of 2024 to apply 

for the Class of 2025! 

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

Payment Information

Please remit payment or intent to pay by Friday, September 8th to:

Office of Business and Community Relations
121 East First Street
Oswego, NY

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

make an online payment

Class of 2024 DRAFT Schedule 


Class of 2024 Draft Schedule

Class of 2024 Virtual Kick Off Event

Wednesday, September 6th, 1-2:30pm

Team Building Conference

Friday, September 15th, 9am-4pm

Tail Water Lodge

Human Needs Day

Friday, October 27th, 9am-4pm

Catholic Charities of Greater Oswego County

Government Day at Oswego County

*Friday, November 17th, 9am-4pm

Oswego County Legislative Chambers

Discovering Your North Star

*Friday, December 15th, 9am-4pm

SUNY Oswego Office of Business & Community Relations

Communication Day

Friday, January 26th, 9am-4pm

SUNY Oswego Campus

Nonprofit Boards Day

Friday, February 23rd, 9am-4pm

Location TBD

Community, Workforce and Economic Development Day

Friday, March 22nd, 9am-4pm


Education Day at CiTi BOCES

Friday, April 26th, 9am-4pm


Nonprofit Boards and Community Activism Fair

*Wednesday, May 1st, 5:30-7:30pm

Location TBD

Bus Tour

*Friday, May 10th, 8am-4:30pm

Various Stops throughout Oswego County

Reflection Day Retreat

*Friday, May 17th, 9am-4pm

Rice Creek

Class of 2023 Graduation Dinner

Friday, June 7th, 6-8:30pm