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:

Jim Harnar at or 207-553-9851 x10.

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.


Application Form

Application Deadline May 2, 2014

HLD Program Application Form 2014 - Adobe PDF (.pdf) Download | View

HLD Program Application Form 2014 - MS Word (.doc) Download | View

2014 - 2015 Program Dates


Thursday and Friday September 18th and 19th
Thursday, Friday & Saturday October 16th, 17th and 18th *
Thursday and Friday November 20th and 21st
Thursday and Friday December 18th and 19th



Thursday and Friday January 22nd and 23rd
Thursday and Friday February 19th and 20th
Thursday March 19th Policy Day at the Legislature
Friday March 20th On Belay! Forum
Friday April 17th 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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