About The Program

How we deal effectively with the complex issues in our community is at the very heart of the Leadership Huntington Program. 

The interactive leadership workshops are uniquely positioned to serve as modern-day public squares fostering knowledge, critical thinking and informed civil discourse, to develop and implement effective solutions.

Through team-building activities, interactive workshops and meetings with regional and local experts, we examine complex problems together while developing quality leadership skills.

You should apply if you have a sincere desire to help shape the future of our communities.  Have the willingness and ability to commit the time and energy necessary to complete the Program. 

  • The History of Huntington – How much can we learn, wandering this old town of Huntington?  By exploring Huntington’s past, we consider the many forms of leadership that have had lasting impact on our Town.
  • Not-For-Profits – Preparing for active community involvement by offering guidance on starting a nonprofit or considering joining a Board of Directors.   Understanding what donors look for.
  • Human Services and Wellness – The operations, challenges and opportunities of Huntington’s healthcare industry.
  • Community Challenges – Explore the complex issues that impact the quality of life in Huntington and on Long Island.  Offer ideas and efforts to be better equipped to take initiative to benefit the community.
  • Business and Government – Local politicians and business leaders share how to effectively advocate on legislation that affects us. How government policy can better support small businesses.
  • Development, Housing and Transportation – Where do we grow from here? Smart Growth and the basic principles of planning more walkable, vibrant, healthy communities.
  • Water, Waste and Energy – Understanding sewage infrastructure and how it affects community and economic development or the health of our Sound. Protecting and understanding the threats to our groundwater supply. Local energy delivery.
  • Arts and Culture – Huntington’s vibrant art scene including “Where Broadway Meets Main Street” at the John W. Engeman Theater.
  • Skills and Mission – Personal leadership development training including mission statements, listening skills, role playing and goal setting, how will this experience change the way you communicate with others?
  • Open Spaces, Parks and Recreation – The importance of our parks and open spaces and the purpose they serve in our community.  What kind of public recreational space do we need to meet the needs and wants of today’s population?

You should apply if you have a sincere desire to help shape the future of our communities.  Have the willingness and ability to commit the time and energy necessary to complete the Leadership Huntington Program.

The Leadership Huntington Program tuition is $2.400.00. Tuition includes ten full-day workshops,  a kickoff celebration, an opening weekend retreat, a closing retreat, a graduation gala and networking events.

There are a number of ways accepted applicants can receive assistance with their tuition payment.

  • Employer or organization sponsorships – Your employer or an organization you are affiliated with may sponsor part or all of your tuition.
  • Scholarships – Limited tuition assistance is available to pre-qualified applicants.
  • Flexible payment plans can be negotiated as appropriate and prior to the commencement of the Leadership Huntington Program.