Applications for the Class of 2025 are now open! The deadline has been extended to April 15, 2024.

About the Leadership DeKalb Program

Each spring, Leadership DeKalb accepts nominations and applications for candidates to participate in our 10-month leadership development program.

Throughout the program year, members of the class view DeKalb County from many angles, learn about the issues facing the region, and discover the impact they can have as well-informed leaders.


1. Click here to complete the Class of 2025 application.

2.  Pay the $50 application fee.  The application fee is non- refundable.

3.  Application and application fee are due on Monday, April 15, 2024, by 5:00 P.M.

4.  Contact Shara Sanders at or Debbi Powe at with any questions.


  • The tuition for the Class of 2025 is $3,500.  The full tuition is due upon acceptance.  We accept checks or credit card payments.  
  • All checks should be made payable to: 
Leadership DeKalb, Inc.

315 W Ponce de Leon Ave, Ste 550

Decatur, GA 30030

  • Tuition payment plan are also available.  Information about the payment plans can be provided upon acceptance into the program.
  • A limited number of full and partial scholarships are available.  Please indicate on your application if you are interested in a scholarship and additional informaton will be provided upon acceptance into the program.   
  • If a candidate drops out of the Class following Orientation, all funds received are forfeited.


Applications Due April 15, 2024
Class of 2025 Notified May 2024
Tuition Payment Due June 28, 2024


Class sessions are held on Thursdays from approximately 8:00 a.m. to 6 p.m. Opening and Closing Retreats will be overnight from Thursday to Friday.  Click here to download the schedule.

Orientation August 8, 2024
Opening Retreat*August 22-23. 2024
Program Day #1September 19, 2024
Program Day #2 October 24, 2024
Program Day #3 November 14, 2024
Program Break December 2024
Program Day #4 January 23, 2025
Program Day #5 February 27, 2025
Program Day #6 March 20, 2025
Program Day #7 April 17, 2025
Program Day #8 May 15, 2025
Closing Retreat* June 5-6, 2025

*Mandatory attendance.

Please note: The program schedule is subject to change with notice to class participants.  


© 2023 Leadership DeKalb All Rights Reserved. | 315 West Ponce de Leon Avenue, Suite 550, Decatur, GA 30030 | (404) 373-2491


Powered by Wild Apricot Membership Software