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Emerging Leaders Of DeKalb Frequently Asked Questions?

Who should apply?

If you are a young leader between 25 – 34 years of age live /work or care about DeKalb County and if you are experienced in or committed to service to the community, frequently serve as a community/civic volunteer and are an emerging/established leader in your profession.ural and ethnic groups of the community. Adults of all ages are encouraged to apply.

Do I have to live in DeKalb?

You do not have to be a resident to be eligible for this program. If you have any other questions or concerns about the program, please email alan@leadershipdekalb.org.

How do you apply?

You may be nominated by one of our graduates or you may apply once applications open. Applications may be submitted via email, mail or delivered to the Leadership DeKalb Office.

How do I nominate someone?

Online nominations can be made here. You may also download the nomination form, complete and return it via e-mail or fax to Leadership DeKalb.

What can you expect from the Emerging Leaders of DeKalb Program?

During the program, class members learn about a wide range of issues facing DeKalb County, build leadership skills and begin networking across the DeKalb community. Between Orientation and the Closing Retreat, there are full-day sessions on topics including DeKalb’s government; economic development; health; educational and justice systems; diversity and inclusion; quality of life and more. Class sessions are held once each month from 7:30 a.m. to approximately 6 p.m. dialogue, promote discussion and develop friendships and professional connections.

How much does it cost?

A $25 non-refundable application fee plus a tuition of $1,500 upon acceptance into program. A limited number of partial financial hardship scholarships (up to $500) are available. To apply for a scholarship, please review the guidelines and complete the request form here. Completed forms must be submitted with your application. Please contact the Leadership DeKalb office at (404) 373-2491 for information about availability and requirements.eKalb office at (404) 373-2491 for information about availability and requirements.

Are scholarships available?

A limited number of scholarships (up to $500) each are available. To be considered for the scholarship, you must submit a scholarship request form found here.

How are members selected?

The Selection Committee, comprised of Leadership DeKalb graduates, will select the class to represent all aspects of the DeKalb community, including business, non-profits, education, government; religion, the arts and community volunteers from all of DeKalb County’s ethnic, cultural and racial groups.