About Ventura County Leadership Academy

We are now accepting applications for cohort XXIX, schedule to start in September of 2023.

We welcome you to apply for Ventura County Leadership Academy's Cohort XXIX today.  Application will be accepted until May 19, 2023 at 5:00 p.m.  An application fee of $50.00 will be due with your submission. A payment field will be provided at the end of the application, or you can mail a check directly to VCLA.

All applications will be reviewed and scored and those applications who pass the review will be invited to be interviewed.  All interviews will be conducted in June of 2023.  Once accepted into the VCLA program, a tuition of $2,250 is due before the start of the program. Additional costs (travel, hotel, meals) for the Sacramento session in February are not included in the tuition cost.

For those that need assistance in covering VCLA's tuition, scholarships are available through our Tuition Assistance Program (TAP) and can be applied for once accepted into the program.

If you have any questions or need additional information, please reach out to VCLA's Executive Director Pattie Braga at or at 805-253-2683.

First Session - September 15, 2023

Second Session - October 12, 2023 (Thurs)

Third Session - November 3, 2023

Fourth Session - December 8, 2023

Fifth Session - January 12, 2024

Sixth Session - February 9, 2024

Seventh Session - Sacramento – February 25- 27, 2024 (Sun-Tues)

Eighth Session - March 15, 2024

Ninth Session - April 12, 2024

Tenth Session - May 10, 2024

Graduation - May 16, 2024 (Thurs eve)

Application Instructions

This application will be used as the first step of our screening process. It will take approximately 45 minutes to complete and focus on your current & past community engagement, your current professional experiences and will request information normally listed on a resume.

Any item marked with an asterisk must be answered. If an item is not applicable to you, please type N/A in the field.