The application period for the 2018 class is now open.  If you have questions, please contact Sarah Douglas at


To nominate a candidate for CPLI, please use the form linked below.



Program Requirements

CPLI consists of six sessions, and attendance is mandatory at all sessions in order to graduate. If an emergency arises and a participant must be absent, it will be necessary to attend a class session in the following year to receive a graduation certificate. Participation in CPLI is an honor and a privilege. The program provides an excellent opportunity to delve into issues in a variety of policy areas. CPLI is also an opportunity to develop personal and professional relationships that will last for many years. Participants will be selected for their knowledge, experience, and civic engagement. Each CPLI class consists of a diverse group of Georgians who bring a wide variety of perspectives to the program. To maximize the experience, full participation is vital. Spouses or significant others may be invited to attend different functions, but participants will be responsible for any additional expenses. These opportunities will be announced far enough in advance to allow for appropriate planning. It is important that the commitment to CPLI is a high priority and interest. Please adjust your calendar accordingly. (All sessions begin with hotel check-in, social time, dinner and program) Session One (January 24, 2018): Atlanta, State Capitol Session Two (March 23-24, 2018): Atlanta  Session Three (May 18-19, 2018): Atlanta  Session Four (August 16-18, 2018): Savannah Session Five (November 2-3, 2018): Atlanta Session Six - Graduation Dinner (December 6, 2018): Atlanta Tuition for the 2018 CPLI class is $1,500 (non-refundable). It includes lodging and meals for the participant at all sessions. Corporate and personal payments are accepted. Tuition is due in full no later than November 1, 2017.

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Upcoming Events

  • March 24-25, 2017 - 2017 Class Second Session, Atlanta

    May 19-20, 2017 - 2017 Class Third Session, Atlanta

    August 17-19, 2017 - 2017 Class Fourth Session, Savannah

    November 3-4 - 2017 Class Fifth Session, Atlanta

    December 8, 2017 - 2017 Class Graduation Dinner, 6:00-9:00 p.m., Atlanta