Emerge Montgomery

Torchbearers Leadership Class



EMERGE Montgomery’s Torchbearer’s Class is a skills-oriented, experiential leadership development program designed to involve, inform and increase the awareness of selected participants through interaction with community decision-makers.  Application does not guarantee selection.  Class size is up to 40 participants for each class.  Class member selection is based on the following criteria:
  • Diverse group of emerging leaders (22-40)
  • High standards of personal integrity
  • Demonstrated community involvement or aspirations to become more involved
  • Record of school, career, or personal achievements
  • Commitment of necessary time and effort to complete the program
  • Representation from a cross-section of the population (occupation, race, gender, achievements, community involvement, ect.)
  • Applications are confidential, but EMERGE reserves the right to use information submitted for printed materials, should you be selected for the class.  To ensure that those selected reflect the diversity of the community, applicants will be asked to specify their gender, race, and/or ethnicity.


(Tuition is generally paid by the employer.  An extremely limited number of half scholarships are available in special cases such as for those who work for non-profit agencies, or those who are self-employed.)

If accepted into the program, the applicant or his/her employer/sponsor will be billed for tuition of $1,675, which will be due prior to the class orientation/reception.  Tuition covers program costs, transportation, lodging, printed materials, staff time and most food.  Tuition is non-refundable, in whole or in part, in the event the applicant fails to complete the program due to non-attendance or for other reasons.  Tuition is subject to change.  To request a scholarship application, please contact us at info@emergemontgomery.com.


To graduate from EMERGE Montgomery’s Torchbearers Leadership Class, a participant is expected to attend all sessions. You are allowed to miss up to 1.5 class days to graduate from the leadership program.

Leadership Class Day Schedule 2015

  • Thursday, March 26th -2:00 pm – 6:30 pm – Orientation (required)     
  • Thursday, April 23rd - Friday, April 24th – Overnight Retreat  (required)
  • Thursday, April 30th -Leadership and Success, 12:30-5:00 p.m. (Dr. Earl Suttle) (required)
  • Tuesday, May 5th, 7:30 a.m.- 5:00 p.m.
  • Tuesday, June 9th, 7:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
  • Tuesday, July 14th, 7:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
  • Tuesday, August 11th, 7:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
  • Tuesday, September 8th, 7:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
  • Tuesday, October 6th, 7:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.Program Wrap Up
  • Tuesday, November 3rd - Project Presentations (required/half day)
  • Tuesday, November 10th - Noon - Graduation Luncheon (required)

Online Application Link


Torchbearers Class VII - PDF Application Torchbearers Class VII - PDF Application (326 KB)

Six Reasons You Should Apply Six Reasons You Should Apply (105 KB)

Torchbearers Nomination Form Torchbearers Nomination Form (91 KB)

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