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About Emerging Leaders Of DeKalb

Leadership DeKalb established the Emerging Leaders of DeKalb Program (ELD) in order to explore a new pipeline of talented leaders and develop the next generation of leaders in DeKalb County. The ELD program is composed of leaders between 25 – 34 years of age and educates them about DeKalb County, exposes them to issues facing DeKalb County, and develops their leadership skills through Program Days and the Thought Leadership Accelerator.

The Thought Leadership Accelerator (TLA) is the leadership development element of the ELD Program. The purpose of the TLA is to strengthen the thought leadership skills of young leaders by selecting key issues in DeKalb County and dividing the class into teams to focus on these issues.

Download Class Of 2019 Application

Download 2019 Application

Download 2019 Scholarship Application

2019 Scholarship Application

Download ELD Nomination Form

ELD Nomination Form

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The tuition for Emerging Leaders of DeKalb is $1500. If you have any other questions or concerns about the program, please visit our Frequently Asked Questions.

How To Apply

You may mail or email your application form to Leadership DeKalb. All emailed applications should be sent to alan@leadershipdekalb.org.

Please send all mailed applications to:

Leadership DeKalb
ATTN: Alan C. Peterson
315 West Ponce de Leon Avenue
Suite: 550
Decatur, GA 30030

TEL: (404) 373-2491
EMAIL: alan@leadershipdekalb.org