About Berkshire Leadership Program
Berkshire Leadership Program (BLP) seeks, prepares, involves, and sustains individuals from diverse backgrounds who are committed and competent to address community challenges and improve the quality of life in the Berkshires. More than 640 community-minded individuals have graduated from the program since its inception in 1997. Each year, up to 30 candidates are selected to participate in the program. The cost of tuition is $800.
In-person weekly sessions are held at various locations throughout Berkshire County from 5:00-9:00pm on Thursday evenings. You are expected to attend all of the weekly sessions. Missing more than 15 minutes of a session is considered a ½ absence. Participants who have more than two absences will be withdrawn from the program and will forfeit their tuition.
Applications for the Class of 2024 will be made available this Fall.
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BLP Scholarship Fund
Give to our Berkshire Leadership Fundraiser by donating to our scholarship fund.
BLP Steering Committee Vacancies
BLP Steering Committee has some vacancies to fill! Put your leadership skills to work to help build class opportunities, recruit and support participants and promote this long-standing program of the Berkshires. You’ll work with a team and build personal and professional connections while experiencing first hand conversations about how the Berkshire economy is developing and changing. Please join us and share this opportunity with other great candidates to help us grow and train local leaders.