The CSG Henry Toll Fellowship Program

The Toll Fellowship Program, named for CSG founder Henry Wolcott Toll, is one of the nation’s premier leadership development programs for state government officials. Each year, Toll Fellows brings 48 of the nation’s top officials from all three branches of state government to Lexington, Ky., for an intensive six-day, five-night “intellectual boot camp.” The program’s agenda includes a lineup of dynamic speakers and sessions designed to stimulate personal assessment and growth, while providing priceless networking and relationship-building opportunities. While each year’s program is unique, previous programs have included sessions on leadership personality assessment, media training, crisis management, appreciative inquiry, adaptive leadership and much more. 


2015 Toll Fellowship Program

Program Dates: Aug. 28-Sept. 2, 2015
Application Period: The application period for the 2015 Toll Fellowship Program is now closed.

: Hyatt Regency in downtown Lexington, Ky


Please keep in mind detailed agendas will not be provided to participants in advance, we want you to come to the program open-minded and prepared for anything!


Those selected to the 2015 Toll Fellowship Program are required to participate in activities beginning on Aug. 28 at 5 p.m. EDT until 10 a.m. EDT on Sept. 2.



Toll Fellows Program FAQ


Please read entire FAQ prior to submitting your application:




Who should apply?
The Toll Fellows Program targets outstanding rising state government officials from all three branches of service. Elected, appointed and merit officials may all apply. Toll Fellows is designed as a “graduate” level program complimenting leadership development programs offered by CSG’s regional offices. It is, therefore, suggested but not required that applicants first complete their respective regional program.
The list of Toll Fellows Alumni is long and distinguished. Past Tolls have achieved great success including serving as governors, secretaries of state, chief justices, speakers and serving in U.S. Congress. Our alumni list boasts four current governors, four lieutenant governors, 10 secretaries of state, five chief justices, six members of Congress and the U.S. Secretary of Labor.

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What is the application/selection process?
Application Process
The application period for the 2015 Toll Fellowship Program is now closed.
Selection Process
Selection for the CSG Toll Fellow Program is highly competitive. Participants are chosen from all applications received during the 2015 application period.  Selection of candidates is made by a panel of 9 to 13 Toll Fellowship Program Alumni. Each year only 48 participants are selected—12 from each CSG region.
Participants selected for the program will be announced in June 2015.
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How much does the program cost to attend?
Participants are only responsible for their transportation to and from Lexington. Lodging and meals are covered for the duration of the program (Aug. 28 at 5 p.m. EDT until 10 a.m. EDT on Sept. 2).
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What should I expect if I am selected?

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Who can I contact with questions?
Kelley Arnold
Membership, Marketing & Media
(800) 800-1910
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