2018 HIGHER Ground Application

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Thank you for applying to the Grace E. Harris Leadership Institute HIGHER Ground program. Before you begin, please note that an application-in-progress cannot be stored or saved, so you will need to complete the form in one session. Please review the entire application prior to beginning.

Contact Information


Professional Information


Demographic Information

The demographic information collected here is aggregated and used to inform GEHLI recruitment, program development, evaluation, and strategic planning. Answering these questions is optional; your response or decision not to respond will not play a role in the application process.



Personal Statement

Please provide a short essay responding to the following prompts (Limit - 500 words):

1. Why are you interested in participating in this program? Who or what has influenced or sustained your interest in making a difference? What are your personal and professional goals regarding service and leadership? What are your personal and professional goals regarding service and leadership?

2. What values, passions, and vision do you possess to mobile leadership for change? Describe a situation in which you took a leadership role and helped affect change.

3. Assess your assets and limitations as a leader and as a follower. What do you contribute to group to help lead and follow? What approaches, skills, and talents do you seek to develop this program?

4. Based on the mission of HIGHER Ground as a women's leadership program, what do you hope to gain from this program that will help you make a difference in your career and professional organization?

Participation agreement

By submitting this application, I agree to commit the time required and offer my full participation and engagement if I am selected to participate in HIGHER Ground. 

  • I understand and acknowledge that tuition for HIGHER Ground is $1,400. A $200 non-refundable fee is due at time of application submission. The application fee will be applied toward the total tuition. The remaining $1,200 is due January 1, 2018.
  • I understand and acknowledge that my tuition fee is non-refundable once I am accepted.
  • I understand that if accepted, I am responsible for securing appropriate work-release time for all training events.


Payment is required

  1. $200