Leadership Clayton Program
About Leadership Clayton
Leadership Clayton is a leadership development program sponsored by the Clayton County Chamber of Commerce since 1972. Each year Leadership Clayton engages emerging and existing leaders in a nine-month program that broadens their knowledge of community issues, sharpens their leadership skills and challenges themselves and others to seek solutions to those issues affecting our communities. Leadership Clayton is designed for men and women interested in making Clayton County a better place to live, work, and play. Leadership Clayton has over 800 graduates through the programs 45 years.
One of the most important and rewarding parts of Leadership Clayton is completion of the class projects. These projects are typically community service oriented and are a fundamental part of the Leadership Clayton program. The class projects engage participants into the community and facilitate their involvement with various groups while empowering them to develop team and individual leadership skills. Each project team is responsible for creating and implementing their program with the end goal being a sustainable project for the community at large.
Leadership Clayton participants must demonstrate leadership ability and possess a strong commitment to serve the community. Consideration will also be given to Clayton County Chamber of Commerce members in good standing. The Leadership Clayton program seeks diversity in the class make-up for representation of a broad cross-section of the community. The Leadership Clayton Advisory Board reviews and selects the class participants. A mini-interview session is required of the finalists for the program.
Leadership Clayton program begins in September with a mandatory overnight kick-off retreat/orientation. This year's Leadership Clayton Kick-off Retreat is scheduled for September 7 & 8, 2017. Classes are a single day each month, held on the second, fourth or fifth Tuesday from October-May. A limited number of need-based scholarships are available each year.
If you are interested in participating in the Leadership Clayton program, please complete a nomination form. If you know somebody who would be interested, a nomination form is available below.
The Leadership Clayton program offers a variety of sponsorship opportunities to display your support of the program and to showcase you and your business. Businesses and/or individuals who sponsor the program demonstrate their support for those who wish to excel in leadership roles in Clayton County. If you are interested in serving as a Leadership Clayton Sponsor please contact the Chamber at firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.