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.


Application Form & Tuition

Application Deadline


Follow the LINK to an online application.


HLD Program Application Form 2017 - Adobe PDF (.pdf) Download | View

HLD Program Application Form 2017 - MS Word (.doc) Download | View


Tuition Cost $5,845

2017 - 2018 Program Dates


Thursday and Friday September 7 & 8
Thursday, Friday & Saturday October 19, 20 & 21 *
Thursday and Friday November 16 & 17 
Thursday and Friday December 7 & 8



Thursday and Friday January 11 & 12 
Thursday February 8 Policy Day at the Legislature

Friday February 9
Thursday and Friday March 8 & 9
Friday April 13 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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