apply to an upcoming SEI program

The next SEI program is July 16 - 28, 2023. The fee is $9,500, which includes lodging, most meals, and instructional materials. A 10% discount is available for members of the Virginia Institute of Government. Payment in full is due July 1. View the program page for the cancellation policy.

complete the SEI Application

Applications are due June 1; however, we prefer to receive applications at least 60 days in advance of the program.

When reviewing applications for the highly selective SEI program, we

  • give preference to city, town, and county managers
  • consider leadership responsibilities
  • weigh recommendations from an SEI alumnus
  • may accept applicants who are deputy and assistant managers or department heads of large localities as space allows. 


  • You will need to complete the application in one sitting – you cannot save your application or start now and finish later.
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This application is for the 2023 SEI program to be held from July 16 - 28, 2023. Completion of the application does not guarantee you a spot and you may be put on a wait list. You will be notified about your acceptance approximately 30 days prior to the start of the class.