Application Process & Tuition

Application Process & Tuition

Application Process & Tuition

Completion of an application is required to be considered for class participation in Ottumwa Leadership Academy. Participants are selected based on leadership potential and demonstrated community interest and involvement. Applications are accepted annually from April through the end of June. Candidates who are not selected are encouraged to apply again for future classes.

To apply, participants must complete an application using one of the methods below:

To Apply Online:

  • Complete your online application.
  • Verify employer approval to participate. Applicants submitting their application electronically will receive an electronic copy of the form after submitting their application.

To Apply Via Paper Application:

  • Print, complete and return your application to:
    Ottumwa Leadership Academy
    111 E. Main St.
    Ottumwa, IA 52501
  • Applicants submitting a paper application must have their employer complete the ‘Employer Acknowledgement’ section prior to submitting their paper application.

What is the tuition for the program?
Tuition for the Academy is $950. Tuition may be paid by an employer/sponsor, individual, or not-for-profit organization.

What does the price of tuition include?

  • Over 25 hours of leadership training during the course of 10 classes.
  • An enhanced understanding and appreciation of community strengths, needs, and prospects.
  • The opportunity to build solid relationships with other participants, board members, and alumni.
  • The opportunity to engage with numerous community leaders from Ottumwa/Wapello County schools, government, non-profits, health care entities and more.
  • The opportunity to make a real difference in Ottumwa and Wapello County via organized team projects.