Selection Process

Each year the Hanley Center selects about 30 healthcare leaders and emerging 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 207-553-9854.


Nomination Form

Follow the link to complete a nomination form online.

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

You may also wish to nominate yourself.


Information Sessions

Portland on March 21, 2016 from 12:00 - 1:00
at MaineHealth, 110 Free Street, Spring Harbor Hospital Conference Room




Aroostook County

Dates, times, and locations are in development.

Application Form

Application Deadline JUNE 3, 2016 - 3rd & Final Wave Deadline

HLD Program Application Form 2016 - Adobe PDF (.pdf) Download | View

HLD Program Application Form 2016 - MS Word (.doc) Download | View

2016 - 2017 Program Dates


Thursday and Friday September 22 & 23
Thursday, Friday & Saturday October 13, 14 & 15 *
Thursday and Friday November 17 & 18 
Thursday and Friday December 8 & 9



Thursday and Friday January 19 & 20 
Thursday and Friday February 16 & 17
Thursday March 16 Policy Day at the Legislature
Friday March 17
Friday April 14 Graduation Dinner


8:30 am to 4:30 pm


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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