RLP Application

Applications for the 2023 Rising Leaders Program will open in late August.


  • The 2023 RLP Application Overview will be available later this summer. This document contains important information on fees, deadlines, and the application process.
  • When the form becomes available, we recommend you download a version of the 2023 RLP Application in Microsoft Word. (NOTE: This form is only intended to be a guide to developing your answers–the actual application must be submitted using our online system).
  • Your HR liaison will need to download and complete the 2023 HR Approval and Payment Form-fillable.
  • HR Leaders: To submit a list of approved applicants, you can download and complete the 2023 RLP Approval Spreadsheet in lieu of individual approval forms. Please submit to events@wict.org.


  • Don’t wait until the last minute! Be thoughtful and thorough in your application–it greatly betters your chances of being selected for this highly competitive program.
  • WICT strongly suggests having someone else review your application before final submittal.
  • All applications must be submitted via our online system. If you are using Internet Explorer 8, check to ensure that “compatibility view” is on (Go to the Tools menu, then select Compatibility View Settings, and then add www.wict.org).
  • Prior to accessing the online application, complete and save your application in a separate word document, then copy and paste your answers online. Do not use bullets, italics, or other formatting when pasting into the online application. You will receive an email confirmation when your application has been received by WICT. (Be aware that the system will log you out after 30 minutes of inactivity and your work may not be saved).
  • Pay careful attention to the character limits for each question. If you exceed the character limit, you will receive an error message when you try to submit online.
  • You may save your application at any time by clicking the “Save” button at the bottom of the screen. To re-access and complete your application, please go back to the WICT website and click the link to apply online again – this will bring you back to your saved application.
  • Have the Corporate Approval form with your Human Resources representative’s signature completed separately. This application is being accepted based on your current employment. Please notify WICT immediately if there is a change to your employment status.
  • Submit the non-refundable application fee of $175 online with a credit card when application is submitted, by 1:00 p m (Eastern), Wednesday, October 26, 2022.
  • No additional supplemental documents will be accepted.