Training Fees and Payment

Rockwood believes leadership can and should reflect the diverse communities in which we live and work. We are committed to making all of our programs available to as many social change leaders as possible. Program fees are determined on a sliding scale to ensure equal access to individuals from institutions of all sizes. Generally, the participant covers the cost of travel. However, if a donor or foundation underwrites a program, travel costs or fees may be partially covered by Rockwood.

Rockwood spends about $5,000 per participant to produce a five-day Art of Leadership training retreat. Our costs include curriculum, materials, professional trainers, 360-degree leadership assessment, and residential retreat site.

Generous support of foundations and individual donors ensure training costs are within reach for a wide range of organizations. For more information on how to raise resources to attend our programs, click here.

The following chart covers training fees based on an organization's most recent annual budget or a foundation's assets. These fees differ from the fees for Rockwood's Fellowships and Leading from the Inside Out Yearlong Programs.

Organization Type

Training Fee

Art of Leadership and Advanced Art of Leadership

Strengthening the Practice Refresher

All for-profit companies, foundations with assets over $10 million, and nonprofits with budgets over $10 million



Foundations with assets less than $10 million, and nonprofits with budgets between $4 million and $9,999,999



Nonprofits with budgets between $1 million and $3,999,999, government, and unaffiliated individuals



Nonprofits with budgets under $999,999




Payment of training fees is due two weeks (10 business days) after being accepted into the program. If accepted less than four weeks before the start of the program, payment is due within three business days of acceptance into the program. We cannot guarantee enrollment until payment is received.