Applying to Leadership Anchorage


Applications to join the 28th Cohort of Leadership Anchorage are open until April 19th. Read more below about the schedule, cost, and scholarship options. It is important that you start your application early and have the application system send your recommender a request well before the deadline. 



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. There is also monthly book (approximately 4 hours) and a virtual monthly book club (1 hour). 

LA is a significant time commitment. Hundreds of graduates tell us that it is achievable and worth it if you are willing to dedicate the time to it. 


LA28 (2024-2025) 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. Dates are selected to avoid conflicts with major religious holidays & significant community events. 

21 - 22 Sept 2024

Retreat (Overnight)

26 Oct 2024 Session
16 Nov 2024 Session
14 Dec 2024 Session
11 Jan 2025 Session
22 Feb 2025 Session
15 Mar 2025


26 Apr 2025 Session
17 May 2025

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.

If requesting a scholarship, you will be prompted to submit this scholarship application in your program application.   

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