Dilroop Kaur - 2011 LDP Participant

“This program provided me the most inspiring and valuable weekend of my life. I have developed insights which I will take throughout my life”

Jaywin Singh - 2011 LDP Participant

“I came with an open mind and left completely inspired. Most importantly though, I have 16 other young leaders who I can call family”

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This year’s participants will engage in six days of training spread over two weekends: February 17-20 in Los Angeles, CA and October 6-9, 2017 in Washington D.C.  Participation in both weekends is mandatory. The nominal program fee covers round trip airfare and room and board for the entire LDP program. Fee waiver details are available in the online application; ability-to-pay will not exclude any candidates and has no bearing on the evaluation process.


  • SALDEF SikhLEAD LDP5 Dinner 10-2016Be 18 – 27 years of age;
  • Reside in the United States;
  • Demonstrate a commitment to being a changemaker;
  • Complete and submit application prior to the deadline. Late applications will be disqualified;
  • Complete the Community Leadership Project; and
  • Participate in the full duration of the program. No exceptions.

Applicants who have participated in, or plan to participate in the SikhLEAD Summer Internship Program, are welcome to apply for this program as well.