Leadership DeKalb offers select businesses and organizations sponsorship opportunities for our growing and successful programs. These sponsorships help underwrite a portion of each program and allow growth into new areas of leadership development for participants. No program planning responsibilities are required of our sponsors. Please contact our executive director or a board member for more information.
Leadership DeKalb is a nine-session program, beginning in August of each year with Graduation in May.
“As someone born and raised outside of DeKalb County, I can say without a doubt that the Leadership DeKalb County Program opened my eyes to so much this area has to offer. From thriving tourism and industry to caring government officials and a strong education system, our group was able to experience so many facets of the county. I met new people throughout the program and forged valuable relationships that I hope will continue to grow. I would encourage anyone who wants to lead better, connect with others, and improve our area to participate in Leadership DeKalb County.” – Bryon Miller, Northeast Alabama Community College, Class of 2014-2015
“Leadership DeKalb is a tremendous organization that educates individuals on how to be better leaders for the people they serve. I enjoyed my time in the program by making new friends and learning so much about DeKalb County. The valuable lesson I learned during my time with Leadership DeKalb was that good leadership means looking forward and preparing for the future: Today, we educate the leaders for tomorrow.” – Nick Jones, City of Rainsville, Class of 2014-2015
Purpose & Goals
- To bring participants and current leaders together to discuss the present and future direction of DeKalb County.
- To examine programs, policies and agencies that currently operates in DeKalb County to ensure we are aiming toward excellence.
- To motivate and prepare participants to develop their leadership skills and achieve their leadership potential.
- To challenge participants to greater community service through involvement in volunteering roles in DeKalb County organizations and programs.