The Toll Fellowship, named for CSG founder Henry Wolcott Toll, is one of the nation’s premier leadership development programs for state government officials. Each year, the Toll Fellowship brings 48 of the nation’s top officials from all three branches of state government to Lexington, Ky., for an intensive five-day, “leadership boot camp.” The program’s sessions are designed to stimulate personal assessment and growth, while providing priceless networking and relationship-building opportunities.
Please note: The Henry Toll Fellowship is an intense leadership boot camp and not a traditional professional development/policy program. This experience challenges participants to move out of their comfort zones and take an introspective look at how they view themselves as leaders. Participants will engage in active, rigorous activity - both physically and mentally. Participants will not have any down time.

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.

Program Dates

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the 2020 Toll Fellowship has been cancelled. The 2021 Toll Fellowship will take place Aug. 20-24, 2021 in Lexington, Kentucky. More information, including the application process and required materials, will be available soon.

Who can I contact with questions?

Kelley Arnold
Chief Communications Officer
(800) 800-1910