GPCA Leadership Program

Celebrating 18 years of Leadership Excellence

Criteria & Rules

I. Leadership Program Investment
  • Tuition is $1,595.00 per participant.
  • Tuition payment is the responsibility of the participant.
  • Tuition covers all hotel (are based on double occupancy), and meal expenses.
  • Individual rooms may be requested, but are based on availability. Additional costs for individual rooms will be advised for each session and are the responsibility of the participant.

II. Leadership Class Diversity
  • Maximum two (2) people from same company
  • Maximum one (1) person from same family
  • Maximum two (2) allied representatives
  • Company size
  • Geographic

III. Applicant Document Package Deadline is March 31, 2023

Package must include:

  • Completed and signed application.
  • One (1) letter of reference or recommendation.
  • Resume.

IV. GPCA Guardian Leadership Program Scholarship

The GPCA Guardians have established a scholarship, that at their sole discretion, may be awarded to a deserving applicant who had been accepted into the GPCA Leadership Program. The scholarship is intended to provide an opportunity to a qualified applicant, who otherwise may not have the opportunity to participate. The scholarship award amount would be for the entire cost of tuition.


  1. Candidate must have a minimum of two (2) years of industry experience.
  2. Candidate must be employed in the industry with an organization having no more than eight (8) employees.
  3. Candidate’s company must have been a member of GPCA and paid dues for a minimum of three (3) years.
  4. Candidate will be required to commit to at least one (1) year of GPCA leadership service subsequent graduation in one (1) of the areas listed below:
    1. Assistant Region Director
    2. Work on a major conference committee
    3. Work with the GPCA charity – Hands United Foundation, Inc.

V. Application Package Submission
Complete Online Form Please