Apply for Ventura County Leadership Academy

We are now accepting applications for cohort XXX, beginning in September of 2024.

We welcome you to apply for Ventura County Leadership Academy's Cohort XXX today.  Application will be accepted until May 17, 2024 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 applicants who pass the review will be invited to be interviewed.  All interviews will be conducted in June of 2024.  Once accepted as a member of Cohort XXX, a tuition of $2,500 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 13, 2024

Second Session - October 10, 2022 (Thurs)

Third Session - November 15, 2024

Fourth Session - December 13, 2024

Fifth Session - January 17, 2025

Sixth Session - February 7, 2025

Seventh Session - Sacramento – February 23- 25, 2025 (Sun-Tues)

Eighth Session - March 21, 2025

Ninth Session - April 11, 2025

Tenth Session - May 9, 2025

Graduation - May 15, 2025 (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.

Contact Us

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Please write your full name, as you prefer to be addressed. Will be used on name tags, correspondence, etc.
Please share your preferred email account that will be used for all VCLA communicaton.
Please provide a LINK to your preferred, personal social media profile.
Home Address(Required)
If not currently employed, state reason (retired, student, job-hunting, etc.) and use N/A for remaining answers
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Work Address