Details for Applicants and Participants

Applications are due by August 4, 2017 for the September 24- 29, 2017 Institute. The fee of $2,500 US includes accommodations and all breakfasts, lunches and snacks for 5 nights and all materials.  

Institute Highlights:

The class is limited to a select group of emerging leaders offering opportunity for collaboration and an enduring network of support. Approximately 30 people will be accepted, with participation limited to one person per organization.  

A fair amount of preparation work is required. Participants will be asked to read several books, to submit a personal leadership challenge, and to take a 360 degree assessment of leadership skills prior to the Leadership Institute.  

The Institute will be held at Cambridge Hotel & Conference Centre, 700 Hespeler Rd, Cambridge, ON. Travel is at the expense of the participant. Hotel accommodation for 5 nights, arriving Sunday, September 24, will be coordinated by Laura Watson, please do not contact the Cambridge Hotel directly about accommodations. Once you are accepted we will be in touch about your accommodations.  

The Ontario Leadership Institute will begin early Sunday evening with a welcome dinner and will end before noon on Friday.  

Cancellations will be accepted only until three weeks before the start date of the Institute. Prior to that date, cancellations must be made in writing (e-mail is acceptable, please confirm that we have received) and funds will be returned, minus a $165 processing fee. There will be no refunds after that date and, if an intended participant cancels after that date or is a no-show, the full registration fee will still be owed. We regret that we cannot offer refunds for late cancellations or no shows, however, if your agency would like to substitute another appropriate individual, this can be done with prior approval but may include a fee. 

For an application form, click here

To learn more about the Ontario Leadership Institute, e-mail Nancy Weiss at or Laura Watson at