Carroll County Leadership Academy 

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Leadership Academy is a program of the Carroll County Chamber of Commerce that prepares, challenges, and engages emerging and existing leaders to strengthen the community. Participants are exposed to the larger community, exploring the public/city government sector, private business sectors, and not-for-profit organizations that play a role in building a strong community.

Benefits of Leadership Academy


  • Develop valuable contacts and communication networks within the community.
  • Discover Carroll County in a new way through discussions and conversations with local leaders
  • Gain awareness of critical issues facing the community today and into the future


  • Develop individual and organizational problem-solving skills
  • Discover leadership development networks, collaborations, and valuable community resources
  • Build confidence and motivation to become actively involved in the community


  • Connect with current community leaders/mentors who share their experiences of community leadership
  • Build peer networks
  • Become continually, substantively, and actively engaged within community organizations in leadership roles

How do I get involved?

Interested individuals are encouraged to secure the support of company supervisors, if applicable, prior to submitting an application.

When do sessions take place?

Carroll Leadership Academy gets started in early spring (February) with weekly class sessions held on Tuesday mornings through May.  Two of the sessions are extended to accommodate tours.  A complete schedule will be sent to participants in their introductory packet. 

What are the costs?

Fees, whether paid by an individual or an employer, cover all session materials, tours and speakers.  The Chamber strongly encourages company support of participants. 

Carroll County Chamber Members  - $295

Non Profit Chamber Members (IRS 501 c 3 recognized organization) - $245

Non -Chamber Members  - $295+   (Additional cost of Chamber Business or Personal Membership)

Non Profit Non-Members - $445  (Additional cost - Chamber membership + leadership participant fee)

Interested in attending the 2019 Carroll Leadership Academy?

Please contact the Chamber at 770.832.2446.

Interested in sponsoring the Leadership Academy? 

Call Suzy McCorkel for details at 678-890-2360.


List of 2016 Participants

List of 2013, 2014 & 2015 Participants


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