Program FAQs


20-30 people are selected from a competitive pool of applicants for each class.


Tuition for the program is $2,000 and covers all course materials, meals, beverages, two retreats, and graduation. Note: Leadership Buckhead offers a small number of partial scholarships, which are available on an as-needed basis.


Students must attend the two retreats and the Graduation Ceremony. For the other five meetings, which are half or full-day weekday classes, a maximum of one absence is permitted.


No. Our program was initially created by the Buckhead Business Association, but is a separate 501c(3) and participants are not limited to residents or employees in Buckhead.  The program now caters to a diverse group of individuals from throughout the metro Atlanta area


Yes, self-nominations are accepted.


First, talk to the person(s) you want to nominate! Tell them about the program and the two-year commitment. If they are interested, then you can fill out the form here or you can send their information via e-mail to our nomination committee at apply@leadershipbuckhead.org.


Leadership Buckhead seeks a diverse pool of candidates from all backgrounds, occupations, and levels of leadership. Candidates are invited to apply through our nominations process, which occurs in the Spring of each year. Self-nominations are permitted and encouraged for interested candidates. However, applications are scored blindly by our Board of Directors. In late Summer, all candidates are personally informed of their application status via email. To view the Program Application, visit https://leadershipbuckhead.org/apply-now/.