Selection Process

Each year the Hanley Center selects about 30 emerging and evolving leaders from across the state for Maine's unique Health Leadership Development (HLD) course. Applications are accepted from March through April. Following an extensive review process, each year's HLD class is selected in June.


Are you eligible for the HLD course? We're looking for highly motivated individuals who:


  • Have at least ten years professional experience
  • Currently hold—or have held—leadership positions
  • Are preparing to step up to greater leadership roles
  • Can demonstrate a strong commitment to making a difference; and,
  • Are deeply committed to Maine.


Questions? Contact:

Kathy Vezina at or 207-553-9851 x11.


Nomination Form

Follow the link to fill out a nomination online.

Consider nominating more than one person. The online form allows multiple visits.

You may also wish to nominate yourself.


Orientation Sessions





Aroostook County

Application Form

Application Deadline May 15, 2015

HLD Program Application Form 2015 - Adobe PDF (.pdf) Download | View

HLD Program Application Form 2015 - MS Word (.doc) Download | View

2015 - 2016 Program Dates


Thursday and Friday September 24th and 25th
Thursday, Friday & Saturday October 15th, 16th and 17th *
Thursday and Friday November 19th and 20th
Thursday and Friday December 17th and 18th



Thursday and Friday January 21st and 22nd
Thursday and Friday February 25th and 26th
Thursday March 17th Policy Day at the Legislature
Friday March 18th On Belay! Forum
Friday April 15th Graduation Dinner


8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.


Maple Hill Farm Conference Center, 11 Inn Road, Hallowell
* The October session, will involve an overnight commitment of two nights at the Outward Bound facility in western Maine.

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