Leadership Oklahoma, a statewide leadership program in its twenty-sixth year, is now accepting applications for its 2013-2014 adult class.

The organization accepts a class of 52 members each year. The criterion for selection includes demonstrated leadership on the part of applicants in their communities and state. The program is designed to be a series of issue-oriented forums and experiences, which are based on the belief that knowledge is a key element and prime motivator of leadership. It consists of an orientation session, a mandatory two-day retreat and eight two-day sessions. Classes are held in locations that best relate to the issues of importance to the state.

Approximately 1,300 people have graduated from the program and remain active in contributing to Oklahoma's strength and vitality.

Applications may be downloaded from the Leadership Oklahoma website at www.leadershipoklahoma.com. Completed applications must be received in the Leadership Oklahoma office no later than April 1, 2013, at 5:00 p.m.