Apply for Leadership Nashville 

Program Requirements 

To be considered for Leadership Nashville, you must complete an application and meet the following qualification criteria:

  • Proven senior leadership experience
  • Significant community leadership roles
  • Strong familiarity with Nashville's priorities
  • Ability to make time commitment

The Leadership Nashville class is selected from a competitive group of applicants each year. Tuition for 2021-2022 is $1,000.

The Selection Process 

An independent, alumni volunteer Selection Committee formed each year reviews applications and selects the class members for the upcoming year based on a class mix of qualified, dynamic leaders with demographic, organizational and perspective diversity. 

Important Dates for Class of 2022

  • Formal application period begins January 2021
  • Nominations for Leadership Nashville are accepted year-round. To nominate someone for the Class of 2022, please submit a nomination by April 10, 2021.
  • All application and updated applications are due by May 1, 2021
  • Class of 2022 announced June 2021

Applications for the 2021-2022 class are due no later than May 1, 2021. 

The Opening Retreat will be held October 8-9, 2021. If you have a conflict with this date, please do not apply for this year’s class. However, please do let us know if you’d like to be considered for the 2022-2023 class.

Instructions for Applicants 

For first-time applicants:

Applying to Leadership Nashville begins with a nomination or requesting an application through the Nomination Form located here. Once you have been nominated for Leadership Nashville (or submitted yourself as a nominee), you will receive an email with instructions on how to access the full application. This may take up to 48 hours. 

Your application can be worked on over time and you can save changes as you go. Feel free to take your time and ensure your answers are thoughtful. Once you are finished, you submit your application by typing your name and current date in the relevant fields at the bottom of the page. This will notify the Leadership Nashville Team that your application is Ready For Review. 

**Please Note: You MUST have your Applicant Form completed, digitally signed, and saved before the May 1st deadline or your Applicant Form will not be considered for this year's program**

If you have previously applied for Leadership Nashville, please update your application here