Apply Now


The Community Leadership Course for Veterans™ (CLCV™) is a nationally recognized program that aims to leverage the skills and experiences of military veterans for the betterment of the broader Pittsburgh region.

Applicants can apply one of two ways:

  • Download a PDF copy of the application form  by clicking the button below and submit via
  • OR Continue scrolling to submit through our online form

Please read the application instructions and download the schedule before starting your application.

Application Instructions

Application Deadline

Friday, February 16, 2024


Participation in CLCV™ is based on a selection-process. Applicants must be military veterans or reservists who achieved a rank of at least E-3. Additionally, applicants must be separated or a current service member who is not within their PCS window. Successful applicants who get the most out of CLCV™ are typically veterans who have served after September 11, 2001. Applications are due Friday, February 16, 2024 for the cohort that begins in May 2024. No application fee is required.


February: Applications must arrive at the Leadership Pittsburgh Inc. office by Friday, February 16, 2024 at 5:00 PM

Late-March/Early-April: Letters of invitation emailed to accepted candidates

May 9, 2024: Welcome Orientation & Reception (ATTENDANCE REQUIRED)

May 17-18, 2024: CLCV™ Overnight Retreat (ATTENDANCE REQUIRED)

Application Info

  • The Community Leadership Course for Veterans™ Selection Committee considers letters of recommendation in the application process. We strongly encourage each applicant to submit at least two but no more than four letters of recommendation from individuals who can speak to the professional capacities of the applicant. Examples of potential sources of letters of recommendation include employers, supervisors, commanding officers, professors and/or alums of CLCV™ and/or other LPInc. programs. Alumni directories can be found on our website or requested by contacting Krissy DeShetler at
  • All active service members are required to submit a letter of support from their commanding officer acknowledging the time commitment of the program.
  • Due to the contributions of regional philanthropic organizations and Leadership Pittsburgh Inc. alumni, this course is being made available for a nominal tuition fee of $300. Tuition will be due upon acceptance.
  • No application fee is required. The Leadership Pittsburgh Inc. Board of Directors does not want tuition to be a barrier to your application, as such scholarships may be made available. Please contact Krissy DeShetler ( for questions regarding tuition.

Session Info

  • CLCV XI sessions will take place primarily on two to four Tuesday evening(s) each month, May through September, generally from 4:30 – 8:30 PM
  • The schedule for the program year can be found HERE.
  • Sessions focus on connecting and enhancing veteran leadership skills within the context of community needs.
  • Session locations may vary but all will be within 15-miles of downtown Pittsburgh (other than the initial retreat which will be within a 90-minute drive from downtown Pittsburgh).
  • Credits are assigned to each session and graduation is dependent upon completion of a required number of credits (in addition to attendance at sessions indicated as ‘Must Attend’ on the schedule).
  • In order to allow for busy professional schedules, a higher number of credits are offered than are required for graduation (e.g., 30 credits are offered with 25 required for graduation). In order to achieve the full benefit of the course, participants are strongly advised to attend all regularly scheduled sessions in their entirety.

Application Form

"*" indicates required fields


Personal Information


This information is optional and will be used for programming purposes only: