First-Time Leader (A & X) have an application process that includes submitting an online application and a phone interview with the Program Director. He or she may check your references as needed.
Please note that submission of an application does not automatically mean that you will be accepted as a First-Time Leader. Admission to the First-Time Leader program will be at the discretion of the Program Director and the Director of National Programs, based on your application and references and whether space is available in the program.
Application Deadlines: The deadlines for receiving applications are November 1, December 4, January 15, and February 15. Once your application has been received, we will set up a time for a phone interview. Acceptance emails will be sent November 15, December 20, January 31, and February 29 respectively. After four application rounds, applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis as space is available.
Our cancellation and refund policy is as follows: full refund with more than 15 days notice; no refund within a 15-day period of the start of the program, except in the case of an emergency. If for any reason you are not accepted into a specialty program to which you applied, we will refund the full program fee. Group travel is refundable at the discretion of the Area Director or the Director of National Programs.