Applying to Leadership Anchorage


Applications for Leadership Anchorage Cohort 27 are closed. If you would like to receive a notification when applications open for LA 28 (2024/2025), email



Leadership Anchorage consists of an initial two-day retreat in September and nine full-day sessions held monthly on a Saturday through May. Sessions are held at different locations throughout the Anchorage area to introduce participants to a range of neighborhoods and community venues. Participants spend about 100 hours in programming. 

In addition to the sessions, participants spend approximately 80 hours outside of class on their group projects, meetings with mentors, and preparations/readings for the class.


LA27 (2023-2024) Schedule

LA meets for one Saturday a month after the two day launch retreat. Sessions occur at different venues around Anchorage and go from 8:30 am - 5:00 pm. Generally, the sessions are on the third Saturday of each month - unless there is a clear conflict with a holiday or cultural event. October and February have both been shifted to the second Saturday for this reason.  

23 - 24 Sept 2023

Retreat (Overnight)

14 Oct 2023 Session
18 Nov 2023 Session
16 Dec 2023 Session
20 Jan 2024 Session
10 Feb 2024 Session
16 Mar 2024


20 Apr 2024 Session
11 May 2024

Session and Graduation

Tuition and Scholarships

Tuition is $2,500. A monthly payment plan is available and many participants obtain financial support from their employer, personal sponsors, Native Corporations, and other groups. LA is committed to eliminating cost as a barrier to participation and has a track record of ensuring that no one is excluded due to cost. If you are passionate about being part of LA - please apply, complete the scholarship application, and we will work with you to make it financially doable. 

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