Apply or Nominate a Candidate

Anyone living, working, or interested in the MetroWest region is eligible to apply to the Leadership Academy.  Each class includes established and emerging business professionals, nonprofit and public sector leaders and community volunteers.

If you would like to nominate a candidate, please contact Leadership MetroWest. If you’d like to apply yourself, we invite you to submit an Leadership Academy Application 2018.

Corporate Internal Processes
Some corporations have an internal process for selecting applicants from their organizations. They include, but are not limited to:  Bose Corporation; TD Bank; Middlesex Savings Bank; SMOC; Framingham State University;  If you work for any of these organizations, please check with your employer before applying.

Selection Process
Each year 30 individuals are chosen as fellows for the Leadership Academy based on criteria including: a commitment to community, leadership potential or achievement, and professional as well as personal accomplishment.  Some partial financial assistance may be available for individuals who are self-employed or employed in the non-profit or public sector, and would otherwise be unable to participate.

Applications received will be reviewed on a rolling basis beginning on April 1st . The final deadline for applications is August 1st or until the program is fully enrolled.

Tuition for the MetroWest Leadership Academy is $1,995 for corporate candidates or $1,395 for nonprofit, municipal, small business or grassroots candidates.  Full tuition payment is due within 21 days of notice of acceptance.  An extended payment plan can be arranged by request. Tuition payment may be made by check or credit card.

For more information:  Call Leadership MetroWest at 508-872-6161 or email



The next MetroWest Leadership Academy program, the class of 2018,  begins in Sept. 2017.       

Download application here.

For more information or to nominate a candidate

or call Helen Lemoine, Executive Director 508-872-6161.