Unleash Your Inner Leader at the Breakthrough Leadership Summit!

Ready to step up and become the leader you were meant to be? Join us at the Breakthrough Leadership Summit, where a select group of high-potential individuals gather to ignite their leadership journeys.

This intensive 3-day summit is designed for YOU:

New to leadership? Gain the tools and confidence to thrive in your role.
Want to grow into a leadership role? Sharpen your skills and network with like-minded individuals.

What to expect:

Collaborative learning: Interact with representatives from across the state – all sharing their unique leadership perspectives.
Actionable insights: Walk away with practical strategies and a personalized development plan.
Lifelong connections: Build lasting friendships and a powerful professional network over dinners and engaging activities.
Dinners: A networking dinner on day 1 and dinner with local leaders on day 2, allow you to connect with leaders beyond the participants of the program.

Spots are limited!
Don’t miss your chance to be part of this transformative experience. Application windows are listed below.

Each Breakthrough Leadership summit includes 1-3 representatives from each Executive Department and a participant from an elected office. Email announcements will go out before each application window, and interested applicants can submit their application and 1 letter of recommendation during this window.

Summit Group Picture

Important Dates

Summits:Summit 1Summit 2Summit 3Summit 4
Application Opens:February 1April 22July 22October 21
Applications Due (by 5:00 pm):February 16May 3August 2November 1
Rating of Applications:February 20-23May 6-10August 5-9November 4-8
Confirmation of Choices:February 26-29May 13-16August 12-15November 11-14
Announce Participants:March 1May 17August 16November 15
Summit Dates:March 25-27June 10-12Sept. 9-11Dec 9-11


  • New to state government.
  • Been with the state at least 6 months and less than 3 years.
  • Not currently in a senior leadership position.
  • Drive for personal development.
  • Service-minded attitude.
  • Willingness to step out of their comfort zone.