Hypatian Institute Executive Leadership Program

Applications for the Hypatian Institute’s Executive Leadership Program Class of 2019 will be accepted February 1 - May 11, 2018.

The Executive Leadership Program launches in the fall of 2018.  Over the course of six monthly sessions, participants will target the knowledge and skills that form the building blocks of competitive advantage.  In particular, we provide a framework to understand how the community around us works.  Participants will meet public, private and community leaders as well as thought leaders on issues that shape our world and where we live and work. To put program lessons into practice, they will then engage in a project that serves the community.


This uniquely structured leadership and professional development experience provides participants with the opportunity to cultivate their unique talents and skills into competitive advantage alongside peers across sectors. 

The Executive Leadership Program will stimulate your ability to identify opportunities and pursue your potential by illuminating systems of influence and developing techniques to leverage political, economic and social capital. Programming will introduce lessons learned from community leaders in the public and private sectors and thought leaders regarding critical issues. Each monthly session will focus on a specific area, including servant leadership, innovation, change, and visibility. A team community service project will complement the program lessons. 

We seek professionals from the public, private and nonprofit sectors who are involved in their communities and interested in developing their own potential while participating beneficially with their peers in the program. Each session of the Executive Leadership Program takes place on the 2nd Tuesday of the month from noon to 8:30 pm. 


The ideal participant will: 

  • Be prepared to commit to attending monthly sessions and completing the service project by working well with a team
  • Be willing to receive feedback and demonstrate self-motivation
  • Respect other viewpoints and see the value in diverse perspectives
  • Provide at least two (2) letters of recommendation with the application. 

Information Sessions

To learn more about ELP, potential applicants may attend one of our Information Sessions in spring 2018:

  • February 6
  • February 22
  • March 1
  • March 6
  • March 14
  • April 4

Online registration for Information Sessions will be live in the near future.

HOw to apply

Applications for the 2018–2019 session will be available beginning February 1, 2018. You may apply and submit letters of recommendation online [HERE-Wufoo code/link]. Application packages will be considered complete when all required documents are received, accompanied by the $35 application fee.

Qualified applicants will be contacted by May 25, 2018, followed by a telephone interview with a member of the selection committee.  Acceptance notices will be distributed by June 15, 2018. Tuition for the Executive Leadership Program is $1450. Some tuition assistance can be provided based on available funds and the need of the applicant. 

The deadline for completed applications is May 11, 2018 at 5:00 pm.


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Support the Executive Leadership Program

If you are interested in becoming a host for an Executive Leadership Program session or a sponsor, we'd love to hear from you. Investment in the Hypatian Institute is designed as a mutually beneficial opportunity, providing yearlong visibility and exposure in the Washington DC Metropolitan Community and thought leadership areas.  Please contact Gaea Honeycutt at ghoneycutt [at] hypatianinstitute.com or 571- 418-3805 to learn more.