Nominations are due May 10 for the next group of Leadership Georgia applicants. CONTRIBUTED

Leadership Georgia seeks applicants for next cohort

Leadership Georgia, one of the nation’s oldest and most successful leadership-training programs is seeking nominations for the next cohort. The program is aimed at young business, civic and community leaders with the desire and potential to work together for a better Georgia. Its primary purpose is to identify, train, and inspire a network of emerging young leaders, whose ages typically range from 25 to 45 years old.

Affiliated with the Georgia Chamber of Commerce, the organization has fielded numerous highly influential state and national leaders. Among the ranks of Leadership Georgia alumni there are leaders in business, not-for-profit organizations, and elected officials including U.S. Senators, U.S. Congressmen, State Legislators, and a Georgia Secretary of State.

Approximately 60 participants, selected each year from a pool of several hundred applicants, visit five Georgia communities in an effort to learn more about important issues affecting the state. Diversity in gender, religion, race, occupation, and geographical location is a key factor in the selection of class members. Spousal participation is another key component separating Leadership Georgia from similar state programs across the country.

Each year, the Leadership Georgia Selection Committee is faced with assembling a class for the coming year using criteria that is based not only on demonstrated leadership of the applicants, but a class that is also representative of our state on the basis of geography, age, gender, and race. With hundreds of applications to choose from every year, the Committee selects only 63 participants.

Each class year runs from January to December and exists of five two-and-a-half day programs. Leadership Georgia’s programs are designed for spousal participation, and spouses are strongly encouraged to attend.

Nominations are open until May 10 at www.leadershipgeorgia.com/nomination

Tuition is $3,000 and is due prior to the start of your class year. Limited tuition assistance may be available upon request.

Information: 404-223-2294

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