Leadership Arkansas Class XI Program

Application Instructions

Thank you for your interest in Leadership Arkansas. Please complete all elements of the following application byAugust 28, 2015.  

Your application is not considered complete until we have received your two letters of recommendation and a $25application fee. Payment instructions are included at the end of the application. Be sure to request recommendation letters from your references in advance. They should be sent directly to Leadership Arkansas by August 28, 2015.

If  you  have  any  questions, please contact Andrew Parker, Leadership Arkansas Program Director, at aparker@arkansasstatechamber.com or (501) 372-2222.

Program Schedule for Class XI

Dates & Locations

Orientation:  Sunday, Sept. 27, 2015 – Tuesday, Sept. 29, 2015 - Heber Springs 

Workforce:  Monday, Oct. 19, 2015 – Tuesday, Oct. 20, 2015 - Fort Smith 

Government & Military:  Thursday, Nov. 19, 2015 – Friday, Nov. 20, 2015 - Little Rock & Jacksonville 

Energy & Environment:  Tuesday, Jan. 12, 2015 – Wednesday, Jan. 13, 2015 - El Dorado 

Education: - Thursday, Feb. 25, 2015 – Friday, Feb. 26, 2015 - W. Memphis & Blytheville 

Technology & Innovation:  Thursday, April 7, 2015 – Friday, April 8, 2015 - Springdale & Bentonville 

Planning Meeting  & Graduation:  Thursday, May 19, 2015 – Friday, May 20, 2015 - Little Rock


Dates & Locations

  • Orientation runs Sunday, September 27, at 1:00 p.m. through Tuesday, September 29, at 12:15 p.m.  An optional lunch is offered at 12:15 p.m. on Tuesday.
  • For those interested in playing golf at the Red Apple on Tuesday, September 29 upon adjournment of Orientation, four 4-person tee times will be available beginning at 1:30 p.m.  Please contact Andrew prior to Thursday, September 24 to reserve. First come first serve. Golfers responsible for own greens fees.    
  • Attendance in West Memphis is optional to all participants. A full program will be held and all are highly recommended to attend. Participants who choose not to attend will not have this absence counted against them. More information will be provided during Orientation. The graduation ceremony begins at 11:30 a.m. on Friday, May 20.  Location will be released within 30 days. 

Selection Criteria

The Leadership Arkansas Selection Committee seeks to identify individuals most likely to use their leadership abilities for the long-term benefit of the State of Arkansas. Class size is typically between 40 and 55. Space limitations will result in a number of highly qualified applicants not being selected for Class X. Applicants who are not selected are encouraged to apply in subsequent years.

The selection committee will seek diversity in areas including, but not limited to, profession, geography, education, state of career, ethnicity, and gender. Leadership Arkansas does not discriminate on the basis of age, sex, race,religion, sexual orientation, or national origin.

Successful  candidates  will  be  well-rounded  and  actively  involved  in  many  facets  of  their  communities,  such  as business, education, the arts, religion, government, community-based organizations, and volunteer service, and will reflect the diversity of Arkansas’s communities. Prior leadership program participation is not required but may benoted on your application.