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.




Early Enrollment Tuition Discount Date: February 5, 2018

(tuition reduction of $200 for those accepted applicants who apply by the Early Enrollment Deadline)

Regular Application Deadline: April 6, 2018.



Follow the LINK to an online application.


HLD Program Application Form 2018 - Adobe PDF (.pdf) Download | View

HLD Program Application Form 2018 - MS Word (.doc) Download | View



Cost $5,845

2017 - 2018 Program Dates


Thursday and Friday September 13 & 14
Thursday, Friday & Saturday October 11, 12 & 13 *
Thursday and Friday November 8 & 9 
Thursday and Friday December 13 & 14



Thursday and Friday January 10 & 11 
Thursday February 7 & 8 

Thursday March 14 Policy Day at the Legislature
Friday March 15
Friday April 12 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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