Congressional Leadership Program

Introduction to the Congressional Leadership Program

The Congressional Leadership Program (CLP) introduces college and graduate students to their region and develops their leadership skills so they can effectively serve their community.  CLP’s sessions are designed to help a diverse group of high-achieving college and graduate students learn more about the strengths and challenges of their community and how they might live a life engaged in addressing those issues.

Applicants should be residents of or attending college or graduate school in the Ninth Congressional District.  CLP class size is limited, so the application process is competitive. Priority will be given to applications as they are received.  Applicants must attend at least four out of five sessions to successfully complete the program.

The dates for the 2015 program have not been confirmed. However, the schedule from the 2014 CLP is below to provide guidance. 

For guidance with the application process, please click here to download an application from the 2014 CLP. If you have any questions, please contact our Jeffersonville Constituent Service Center at 812-288-3999.

Example Schedule from 2014
(Locations are subject to change)

Monday, June 9, 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Rural Indiana
Monday, June 23, 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. Local Government
Monday, July 7, 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.    Economic Development
Monday, July 21, 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. State Government
Monday, August 4, 5:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. Charge to Lead
CLP Application 2014 (01/31/1410:52 AMET )