Leadership Osceola Application

The mission of Leadership Osceola County is to: Prepare, Inspire and Support Leadership for the Improved Future of Our Community.

Leadership Osceola County encourages application from individuals who have demonstrated a capacity to leadership in their chosen field, who have exhibited interest and commitment to the welfare of Osceola County, and who have potential for exercising substantial leadership in the future. Every effort will be made to ensure that appointments to Leadership Osceola County will reflect the diversity of the community. Appointments to Leadership Osceola County are limited. Not every nominee can be selected. Nominees not selected are eligible to reapply in subsequent years. Self-nominations and applications are appropriate. We encourage you to promote the Leadership Osceola Program among your friends and associates.

Please complete this application with care. Applicants will be asked to participate in an interview process.


  • Step 1: Nominated individual completes application
  • Step 2: Selection Committee Members interview Candidates
  • Step 3: Candidates are accepted into program and notified
  • Step 4: Program participation
  • Step 5: Graduation and Induction into community involvement


  • All information on the form must be typed legibly, please.
  • There is no application fee.
  • Your tuition of $1500 is due upon notification of acceptance.
  • A limited number of 50% scholarships are available; if interested, please include a letter of request detailing need.
  • Selection for the class will be based upon the information contained in the completed application and an interview with the Selection Committee.
  • Representation will be sought from a cross-section of the community and will reflect the diversity of the community.
  • These leaders and potential leaders will be selected using the following criteria:
    • Potential for leadership;
    • Achievement of goals;
    • Willingness to contribute time and talent;
    • Commitment to Osceola County; and,
    • Contribution to overall diversity and strength of the class.
  • Photographs of a professional quality suitable for publication can be supplied or photos will be taken at orientation.
  • Applicants must have the full support of the organization or corporation they represent.
  • Leadership Osceola 2020 Applications are due December 20th at 11:59 PM.

Program Time Commitment – Tentative Dates

  • Two-Day Retreat
  • Nine Program Days
  • Wrap-up
  • Graduation and Induction



(topic subject to change)


 February 5, 2020 Orientation & Kick-Off 4 pm – 7 pm 
 February 7 & 8, 2020 (Mandatory) Overnight Retreat – Florida FFA Leadership Training Center 8 am Friday3 pm Saturday
 February 12, 2020 Community Vision Day 8 am – 5 pm
 February 26, 2020 Environment Day 8 am – 5 pm
 March 11, 2020 Criminal Justice Day 8 am – 5 pm
 March 25, 2020 Agribusiness Day 8 am – 5 pm
 April 8, 2020 Economic Development 8 am – 5 pm
 April 22, 2020 Education Day 8 am – 5 pm
 May 6, 2020 Government Day 8 am – 5 pm
 May 20, 2020 Health & Wellness 8 am – 5 pm
 May 27, 2020 Arts & Culture 8 am – 5 pm
 June 3, 2020 Social Services  Day 8 am – 5 pm
 June 2020 Graduation Ceremony TBD


  • The answers to the following four demographic questions are OPTIONAL. We are interested in them because one of the goals of Leadership Osceola County is to have a class, which reflects the diversity of our community in many ways.




  • Please consider your leadership abilities and rate yourself in the following categories:




  • I understand that Leadership Osceola County is a learning experience and requires attendance at all program sessions, the Retreat and the completion of all assignments. I understand that the investment in me is designed for the overall betterment of the community and therefore I pledge to use the knowledge gained toward that end. By signing this application, I agree to be bound by this commitment.


  • Participants in Leadership Osceola County must have the commitment of their employer. The signature below indicates that the employer is aware of the work-release time required and endorses the application.