Core Program Application

Selection Criteria

Application to LEADERSHIP MACOMB is open to all persons living or doing business in Macomb County

The class is generally limited to approximately 50 participants who will be selected by the LEADERSHIP MACOMB Selection Committee. The Committee will be seeking participation from varied business, ethnic, minority, age and gender groups to represent a cross-section of the community. Participants should be active in business, and/or professional, educational, organized labor, governmental, artistic, religious, service or community organizations.

The most important factor in selection is identifying those individuals most apt to utilize their leadership for the long-term benefit of the community. In reviewing applications, the Selection Committee looks for candidates who demonstrate the following characteristics:

  • Genuine concern for the future of Macomb County and the region.
  • A sincere commitment, motivation and interest to serve Macomb County and the region.
  • Currently in or potential for advancement to top leadership positions within their own organization.
  • Willingness and ability to make the time commitment required by the program.
  • The intention of seeking appointments to community boards, commissions or key volunteer leadership positions.
  • Representative of the diversity of the region.

Program Tuition

Tuition for Leadership Macomb XXIII is $3,100 and covers all program related costs and one ticket to our annual fundraiser. A deposit of $250 is required with the application and upon acceptance to the program will be applied to the tuition. Deposits are only refunded if you are not selected to participate by the Leadership Macomb Selection Committee. Tuition must be paid in full 60 days from the date of acceptance to the program, unless other payment arrangements have been made. A limited number of scholarships are available to qualified individuals who may not otherwise be able to participate. Click here for more information about applying for a scholarship.

Cancellations are subject to a $250 materials fee.  Cancellations must be made in writing to Leadership Macomb no later than 30 days in advance of the first session to receive a full refund (less $250 materials fee). Cancellation after this date will be subject to refund as follows: 29-15 days- 80%, 14-7 days- 50%, 6-0 days- no refund.

Attendance Requirement

There are 99 contact hours in the program. As a requirement for graduation, participants must attend 79 hours, or 80%, of the monthly sessions. Attendance will be taken at each session. If you are unable to attend a session please notify LM staff in advance.

How to Submit Application

Apply by completing the online application below or a PDF version of application is available HERE. If you prefer to submit a hard copy of the application, please complete then scan and email to Julie Petkoff at or mail along with the tuition deposit of $250 to:  Leadership Macomb, 14460 Lakeside Circle, Suite 220, Sterling Heights, MI 48313. Please make checks payable to Leadership Macomb.

See 2019-2020 Program Dates

Tentative Program Times and Dates for LM XXIII 2019-2020

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