Class Experience Application

Applications may be submitted online, faxed or scanned to the LB office in a format suitable for photocopying. Applications must be SIGNED by the candidate, candidate's employer, and financial sponsor (a representative of the organization paying tuition OR candidate himself/herself).

Applications must be accompanied by a $30.00 non-refundable processing fee. Payment can be made on line or by sending check or money order with the application made payable to Leadership Buffalo, Inc.

Applications must be RECEIVED by 5:00 pm on October 30, 2015. Incomplete applications will not be considered. Applicants will be notified of their status no later than December 1, 2015.

PLEASE NOTE: Applicants should be aware that all applications are reviewed carefully and thoroughly by a selection committee representing a cross section of our community. In addition to the application, personal or telephone interviews will be conducted with all applicants with the Executive Director.


ATTENDANCE/PARTICIPATION: Full attendance at all day sessions (8:00 am - 5:30 pm), the opening & closing retreats (two full days plus one overnight) is required. Only two absences will be allowed for personal/work situations. Attendance at the entire opening retreat is expected for participation in the 2015 Leadership Buffalo Class Experience class. Please note day sessions will be Wednesdays in 2016. The schedule for 2016 will be available by 12/1/15.

TUITION: Tuition for the 2015 Class Experience class will be $4,300. Tuition is non-refundable. Unless special arrangements have been made with the Executive Director, tuition must be received in full prior to the opening retreat. **Payment plans are available for an additional $150 fee.

SCHOLARSHIPS: A limited number of partial tuition scholarships are available and are determined by need. Candidates wishing to apply for tuition assistance must complete the separate Application for a Scholarship form, available here and submit it with their application to

Contact Info

500 Seneca Street, Suite 304
Buffalo, NY 14204
T: (716) 849-2626

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