Thanks for your interest in the Rockwood Leadership Institute.

Our mission is to work for a just and sustainable society by developing the capacity of people, organizations and networks devoted to advancing social change work. Rockwood training programs are led by nationally and internationally recognized thinkers, educators and activists who are experienced in sharing the most in-depth and leading insights on collaboration, capacity-building and leadership development.

How to Apply for a Training Program

Complete the online application form be sure to select two training dates that work with your schedule and rank them in order of preference.  

Rockwood staff will notify you of your application status within 10 days of receiving your form. 

Tuition & Costs

Rockwood believes leadership can and should reflect the diverse communities in which we live and work. We are committed to making the Art of Leadership and Leadership in Action trainings available to as many social change leaders as possible. Thanks to the generous support of the foundations and donors who support us, we underwrite up to 50-80% of training costs for leaders whose organizations have limited resources.

Tuition is based on a sliding scale. Please see the Tuition page for details.  You can also use the sliding scale tool on the application form to determine your tuition. There is a separate room and board fee that varies by your training location. Participants are expected to cover their travel costs.

If you have questions, please contact:

Ronald Pineda, Enrollment Manager
(510) 251-2500 x 115