Application - Fall 2017

Who is eligible to participate and what is the selection criteria?
Only members of LWRBA are eligible to participate in the program.

The Executive Academy is seeking participants who:

1.    Serve as an executive or who are on a path to enter a leadership role.
2.    Provide service, advocacy, or support for broader initiatives within the community.
3.    Bring a diverse background and experience to the class.

The selection committee is comprised of the LWRBA Board of Directors and the Executive Academy Committee.

When will the classes take place and what is the attendance policy?

The Executive Academy will meet on Friday afternoons, from approximately 1:15 – 4:30pm. Fall 2017 dates are: August 18, August 25, September 8, September 22, October 6, October 13.

Participants are expected to attend all sessions as well as the final graduation ceremony taking place immediately following the October 13th session. Participants may be granted up to two excused absences with prior notice, to be reviewed on a case-by-case basis. An excess of two absences may jeopardize a participant’s ability to graduate from the program.

What is the the program tuition?

The tuition for the Executive Academy is $1,200 per participant. Payment is due upon confirmation of acceptance into the program.

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(Please note a letter of recommendation from one person, other than your employer, who is knowledgeable about your leadership potential and experiences is required to complete your application.)


The Lakewood Ranch Business Alliance is a strong community-driven membership organization that focuses on business growth, partnership, opportunities and awareness. Its proud members are a wide variety of large and small business owners and their dedicated employees within the community. All of its valued members are committed to best businesses practices, networking opportunities, training, seminars, education, business connections, economic development and community expansion. Member businesses are located in, or doing business in, the Lakewood Ranch area, near Bradenton and Sarasota, Florida. Our proud members are dedicated to promoting a vibrant business community and speaking up for business needs in the community. The Alliance also has a strong working relationship with local Chambers of Commerce and is focused on creating awareness for local non-profit organizations.

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