What is Leadership Atlanta?
Building community by inspiring leadership committed to service.
Better Leaders. Better Atlanta.
Celebrating more than 40 years of developing leaders, Leadership Atlanta is the oldest sustained community leadership program in the nation. Together with an expansive network of distinguished alumni, Leadership Atlanta continues a proud tradition of connecting and inspiring leaders to strengthen metro Atlanta's communities.
The core of Leadership Atlanta's programming is our signature nine-month, executive-level series. Seventy-five established leaders are chosen each year to represent a broad cross-section of metro Atlanta. Through retreats, full-day seminars, service projects, discussion groups and community tours, members explore critical community issues, examine themselves as leaders and build relationships of trust and mutual understanding.
The Leadership Atlanta experience does not end at graduation. For alumni, we offer an extensive calendar of alumni programming each year, allowing graduates to remain connected and informed through topical forums, dialogues and social gatherings. In addition, alumni form committees that plan each year's class program and alumni events.
In 2004, Leadership Atlanta founded LEAD Atlanta, an initiative for emerging leaders. LEAD is designed for young professionals between the ages of 25 and 32. Through personal and professional development and broad exposure to the community, LEAD Atlanta aims to equip young leaders early in their careers with the skills and knowledge needed to be an effective leader committed to the common good. LEAD Atlanta boasts a diverse roster of accomplished alumni. These young leaders, and all who follow their example, represent the next generation of metro Atlanta.