Leadership Portland Application Class of 2023

To apply for the Portland Business Alliance Leadership Portland program, class of 2023, candidates must complete this application and submit the following materials:

  • professional bio 
  • resume 
  • headshot 
  • two letters of recommendation (one from employer and one from a community leader) 

All materials must be received by the deadline listed on the Leadership Portland webpage. Make sure to review program schedule and requirements before you complete the application. 

Please complete each section below. Limit essay question responses to 200 words. For best results, we suggest you compose and complete answers to questions in a separate program and then copy/paste into this form when complete. Doing so will allow you a backup copy for your records and alleviate any technical glitches on this page.

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(we will use this email for Leadership Portland communications)

(Full name and phone number)

High School
Some college
Associates degree
Bachelors degree
Masters degree
Doctorate degree

Please list where you have shown active involvement in the last 5 years (organization and committee or leadership position)

(boards, commissions, etc.)

For profit
Non profit
Government
Higher Education

Membership to Portland Business Alliance, Greater Portland's Chamber of Commerce is required for Leadership Portland participation. If unsure, check with your human resources or operations department or visit our membership directory.

Tuition invoices will be sent to applicant for payment.

Please limit essay questions to 200 words.

Describe how you have demonstrated leadership in your career.

Describe your involvement in current or past business activities and what motivated you to become involved.

The Portland Business Alliance seeks participants interested in getting involved in solving our region’s issues. Why do you want to be a part of this program.

Do you have the support of your employer to participate fully in program days and Impact Projects?

What else do you believe we should know about you as a candidate for this program?

In order to select a class that is representative of the diversity in our community, we encourage you to provide the following information:

Male
Female
Other

20-29
30-39
40-49
50+

Yes
No

To complete your application please submit your bio, headshot, and two letters of recommendation. Letters of recommendation can also be emailed to leadership@portlandalliance.com.

(Word document or pdf file)

20MB max

(Word document or pdf file)

20MB max

(JPG or TIF)

20MB max

Letters of recommendation can also be emailed to leadership@portlandalliance.com. (Word document or pdf file)

20MB max

Letters of recommendation can also be emailed to leadership@portlandalliance.com. (Word document or pdf file)

20MB max

The Leadership Portland program has been designed, in part, to expose professionals to diverse, sometimes difficult, perspectives on the issues that affect our city. Participants are expected to have civil discourse over these ideas, as proscribed in the Portland Business Alliance's Code of Conduct for Events.

Please initial below to agree to the terms and conditions outlined in the Code of Conduct for Events.


Check box to sign your application.

I have read the requirements for participation, agree to meet all the requirements as stated and have cleared participation with my employer.