Detroit WLA Application
Thank you for your interest in applying to participate in the Detroit Workforce Leadership Academy. Please refer to the Participant Overview ( for additional background and details about the Academy.

The Detroit WLA application deadline is Monday, December 9 at 5:00 pm ET. ***The deadline has been extended to Wednesday, December 18 at 5:00 pm ET.*** The materials for submission include:

1. A completed application submitted online. To begin your application, please enter your email address at the bottom of this page and click the "Next" button.
2. Your resume (emailed to and/or a link to your LinkedIn page (submitted directly in the application)
3. An organizational chart (emailed to The chart should show your supervisors as well as staff reporting to you.
4. A letter of reference (emailed to from either an individual who has direct responsibility for overseeing your work or from an external partner whom you work with directly. The letter should include the referee’s relationship to you, a description of your strengths and achievements, and comments on how you might benefit from and contribute to the Academy.
5. Commitment to Participate Form ( signed by you and your supervisor, and emailed to

For all documents submitted via email, please use your first and last name in the subject line of the email, and please use your first and last name in the titles of the files that you attach.

If you have any questions about the Detroit WLA, your eligibility to apply, or the application process, please contact:

Mary Freeman
Senior Policy Associate
Corporation for a Skilled Workforce

Jason Smith
Senior Policy Fellow
Corporation for a Skilled Workforce

If you experience any technical difficulties, please contact:

Tony Mastria
Digital Communications Associate, Economic Opportunities Program
The Aspen Institute

We are grateful to JPMorgan Chase and the Ralph C. Wilson Jr. Foundation for supporting this work.

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