Leadership Development

Find the tools to fine tune your problem solving, team building and management skills and recognize your potential while offering experiential learning opportunities with our leadership programs. 

The Leadership Academy program consists of ten (10) sessions that include full-day programs with formal instruction in leadership from the academic, business, and civic worlds, combined with practical on-site tours and visits with business, industry, governmental, and other leaders in west Georgia. It is based on the University of Georgia’s J.W. Fanning Institute Community Leadership Program.

Our leadership academy is the premier leadership program for this area with over 400 community leaders participating in the program in the last 20 years.  Become a part of the community wide conversation about leadership by joining the next leadership class. 

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)

For more information and/or an application to attend, please contact Suzy McCorkel at 678.890.2360. 

The Carroll Junior Chamber of Commerce is designed to build strong leadership skills in participating high school students and develop community awareness and concern for the future of Carroll County.  The program is in cooperation with the seven high schools (Bowdon, Carrollton, Central, Mt. Zion, Oak Mountain, Temple, and Villa Rica) to provide a unique opportunity to twenty-eight students beginning their junior year of high school.  The students, who are emerging leaders in their schools and the community, are chosen by high school administrators to take part in this program based on their academic performance, attendance, and leadership potential. 

The students participate in a one-day per month program from September to April in which they are learning, engaging, and participating in group activities on subject such as understanding leadership, business etiquette, communications, team building, appreciating difference, managing conflict, setting goals, community asset mapping, and community service. 

The program follows the Youth Leadership in Action curriculum of the UGA J.W. Fanning Institute.  For more information, contact Rhyne Owenby at 678.890.2353.