Leadership Tampa Application

Application Criteria

  • Application to Leadership Tampa is only open to Greater Tampa Chamber of Commerce members.
  • You must live or work in Tampa to apply.
  • Candidates must have the full support of the organization, corporation or company they represent, which includes time and financial requirements.
  • Only one candidate per company/organization may apply.
  • In reviewing applications, the Selection Committee looks for potential participants who demonstrate:
    • Commitment and motivation to serve the Tampa Bay area
    • Policy-shaping and catalytic responsibility or a position of leadership within their organization
    • Commitment to volunteerism, resulting in significant influence on important issues facing the community
    • Diversity of ethnicity, age, industry and experiences
    • Ability to commit to the time and dates required by the program


Applications for the Class of 2019 will be available online on March 30, 2018. Applications are due by 5pm on May 4, 2018.

As a part of the application process, applicants will be contacted for a personal interview. Interviews will be held June 4-8, 2018.

All applicants will be notified by the end of July.

Processing Fee

A non-refundable processing fee of $100 is required with all applications and must be submitted online. The processing fee is payable via credit card only. Please note that your company must be a Chamber member to apply.


Application Form

Before completing the application form, it is recommended to download the Application Form worksheet, which contains all of the questions required to complete the application. The document itself is for your use only. Please save this worksheet for your records; you will not receive a copy of your application after you submit it.

The online application form needs to be completed in one session. We recommend storing all of your answers within the worksheet, and when you are ready to complete the application, to copy and paste your information into the form.

Supplemental Materials

As part of the application process, you will be required to attach the following:

  • Signed Leadership Tampa Rules of Conduct & Commitment;
  • Current Resume (limit two pages);
  • One letter of recommendation from one of the personal recommendation in your application. This letter must not be from a work sponsor; and
  • Headshot photo as an attachment. (We only accept high-resolution color photos in JPG format.)

When your application worksheet and supporting materials are ready, complete the online application and upload the materials to the online application. Applications received in any other manner will not be accepted or considered. No additional support materials are permitted.

You will receive an email acknowledgment after your application submission. Applications must be received by 5:00 PM on Friday, May 4, 2018. NO EXCEPTIONS