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LGBTQ Leadership Institute 2021 Applications

Apply for the 2021 LGBTQ Leadership Institute

About the Application:
Please answer questions to the best of your abilities. On all long answer questions, answers should be between 100-250 words. If you’re having trouble completing the application, or want assistance or feedback on your answers and work, email One Iowa Program Director Max Mowitz at for help.

* PLEASE NOTE: If you would rather supply One Iowa with an audio recording/video of your answers instead of a written application, please feel free to do so. Simply record your answers and send them to by April 22nd. Choosing to record your answers will not impact your application’s scores in any way*

A four-month educational program to develop LGBTQ leaders

Sessions held from mid-June to early October. Participants will need to block off the following dates and times:

*** PLEASE BE ADVISED: All Leadership Institute Sessions will be held remotely via Zoom until COVID-19 risk has passed***

Class #1 Tuesday, June 8th | 4:00- 6:00 pm
Class #2 Tuesday, June 22nd | 4:00-6:00 pm
Class #3 Tuesday, July 6th | 4:00- 6:00 pm
Class #3 Tuesday, July 20th | 4:00-6:00 pm
Class #4 Tuesday, August 3rd | 4:00-6:00 pm
Class #5 Tuesday, August 17th | 4:00-6:00 pm
Class #6 Tuesday, August 31st | 4:00-6:00 pm
Class #7 Tuesday, September 14th | 4:00- 6:00 pm
Class #8 Tuesday, September 28th | 4:00-6:00 pm
Class #9 Thursday, October 14th | 10:00 am- 4:00 pm

In addition to class time, there will be pre-recorded class sessions that are required viewing before class. There will be roughly 60-90 minutes of recorded content connected with each class. The expectation is that participants do not miss more than three classes.

15-20 LGBTQ individuals who aspire to be visible leaders. The program is open to people of all ages—with a strong emphasis on transgender people, people of color, and women—who meet at least one of the following:
• Newly out
• Aspiring to move up in their career
• New to their career, position, or Iowa community
• Want to engage with and give back to the LGBTQ community as an out LGBTQ leader. An out LGBTQ leader is willing to be open about their sexual orientation/gender identity/gender expression (or out) to themselves and others.

One Iowa is committed to making the LGBTQ Leadership Institute accessible to all potential leaders. We offer sliding scale scholarships to all participants that express need, no questions asked