The criteria for successful candidates include:
1. Be an emerging leader. This program is primarily for professionals who are poised to assume leadership positions in their organization or profession in the near future.
2. Have a minimum of 5 years experience in the for-profit, non-profit or public sector in the real estate industry or related fields, including development, housing, architecture, planning, government, transportation, finance, or sustainability.
3. You must be fully committed to the program. The Regional Land Use Institute will require a significant time commitment. The program length is nine months. There is an opening dinner prior to the first program day, eight full day seminars, and a group project that will require time outside of the traditional program days. If accepted to this prestigious and competitive program, you are pledging in good faith to become fully engaged and involved. Attendance at both the dinner and first session on September 18/19, 2013 and the last program day on May 15, 2014 is mandatory. One excused absence over the remaining seven program days is permitted.
The program schedule is as follows:
Opening Dinner September 18, 2013
Day 1: September 19, 2013 The Region in Context
Day 2: October 17, 2013 Transportation and Infrastructure
Day 3: November 14, 2013 Development Process and Capital Markets
Day 4: December 12, 2013 Building Healthy Communities
Day 5: January 16, 2014 Economic Development
Day 6: February 20, 2014 Demographics and Housing
Day 7: March 20, 2014 Environment and Sustainability
Day 8: April 17, 2014 Regional Competitiveness
Graduation (1/2 day) May 15, 2014