The Gulf Coast Community Foundation is looking for up to 25 people from across Southwest Florida to be in the next class of the Gulf Coast Leadership Institute.

The foundation says participants in the 10-week leadership-development program will:

Take part in seven training sessions, from April through mid-June, led by the nationally recognized J.W. Fanning Institute for Leadership Development.

Gain access to a diverse network of leaders — including more than 200 Leadership Institute alumni — in the public, private and independent sectors.

Receive all training and resources at no cost, other than a commitment to use new skills to benefit the community.

Applications, due by 4 p.m. March 14, can be downloaded at

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