What Is Leadership Atlanta?
Celebrating more than 53 years of developing leaders, Leadership Atlanta is one of the oldest sustained community leadership programs 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. We lead, we educate, we serve, we engage and we grow.
Our commitment to education extends beyond the duration of our programs. Alumni have access to ongoing educational opportunities, exclusive events, and a strong network for continued growth.
Community Leadership Projects
We believe in the power of service to bring people together and create positive change in our communities. An important component of Leadership Atlanta and LEAD programs is community leadership projects. Each year, project teams from the classes work collaboratively on critical initiatives that support and help Metro Atlanta’s non-profit organizations achieve their mission. Learn more about our Projects for the Class of 2025 here.
We offer various opportunities for leaders to connect and build relationships with other professionals in their industries and beyond.
“If one is open, Leadership Atlanta has the potential to call you to a higher level of consciousness. As a result, you are compelled to want to become a transformational, rather than a transactional leader, because you are exposed to the realities of the social, racial, and economic inequities in our city and throughout society. It was great connecting and working with other leaders to exchange thoughts and ideas to make a difference in our city, nation, and world. I value the mission focused, purpose driven friendships that were developed as a result of my Leadership Atlanta journey.”
Bernice King '20, Chief Executive Officer, The King Center