Applicants should be employed in the nine-county area that makes up Leadership Southeast Texas; Jefferson, Orange, Hardin, Jasper, Newton, Tyler, Chambers, Liberty, and Bolivar Peninsula of Galveston County.

Applicants shall occupy or aspire to occupy leadership positions in their companies, municipalities, organizations or county governments.

Applicants cannot be a candidate for public office at the time of invitation to the program per LSET By-laws. This means if the applicant is on an election ballot anytime during the class year, they are not eligible for an invitation to the class. 

Applicants should be able to attend five of the six day-long class sessions and complete assigned tasks between sessions. Potential applicants should check their calendars regarding class session dates.

Tentative event dates: (final dates released in May)

Session I, Orientation (Required) September 14, 2023 8:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.

Session II October 19, 2023 8:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.

Session III - Y-LSET Conference November 14, 2023 8:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.

Annual Meeting at Christmas December 11, 2023 6:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.

Session IV January 18, 2024 8:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. 

Session V February 29, 2024 7:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.

Session VI / Graduation April 4, 2024 8:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.

Applicants will complete a Leadership Service Project in partnership with the Youth Leadership Southeast Texas (Y-LSET) Program. County groups will be assigned based on where the applicant works or lives. For more information on the project requirements, please visit 

Applicants or their employer must be able to meet tuition requirements prior to the first class session on September 14, 2023. Tuition for 6 class sessions is $1,200 per participant. Payment methods include; check and PayPal. PayPal charges a convenience fee of 5%

Deadline to Apply: June 9, 2023.

​Completing an application does not automatically assure an invitation to the class. Invitations will be issued beginning  June 15, 2023.

Please note - If you choose to pay with PayPal, there is a 5% fee. Your total will be $1,260.00.