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Application Process

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Why Apply?

LEAD Atlanta

LEAD Atlanta is designed to propel established leaders to the next level in their service to the community.  The program provides a deep dive into some of the most challenging issues facing our society and allows program members to gain insight into what they can do to make Greater Atlanta a better community for everyone. Participants will grow as individuals, develop valuable contacts and interpersonal relationships, and prepare themselves for future leadership opportunities.

Ideal Applicants

LEAD Atlanta

  • Are between the ages of 27-34 (Must be no younger than 27 or no older than 34 by September 1, 2024).

  • Have demonstrated impact within their chosen profession.

  • Participate regularly in community service.

  • Show commitment to the community.

  • Are willing to self-reflect and grow personally.

  • Represent and/or embrace some form of diversity, whether ethnic, ideological, sexual, cultural, political, professional, etc.

  • Are willing to commit the time and energy necessary to complete the program

Other Considerations

LEAD Atlanta

  • We are anxious to have participants from across the entire metro area.

  • We seek a class that reflects the metro area's diversity of gender, race, religion, sexual orientation.

  • We seek representatives from business, government, non-profit, and volunteer sectors.

  • There are no age restrictions or limitations.

  • Tenure in Atlanta is not necessarily a factor. Potential for impact on Atlanta now and in the future is more important. Community service in other communities is considered in the selection process.


LEAD Atlanta


LEAD Atlanta

If you desire to engage with other leaders in a transformational experience, we invite you to submit an application. All applicants must be nominated in order to receive an application. Corporate, peer, and self-nominations are welcome. Nominations can be submitted year-round. To be nominated for the LEAD Class of 2025 please visit the nomination form here.  


LEAD Atlanta

Applications for the Class of 2026 will be sent in December 2024 and due on Monday February 25th, 2025. If you have any questions regarding the process, please contact our staff at or by phone at 404-876-4770 ext. 1040. 

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