Leadership Savannah is looking for people who are proven leaders that seek the opportunity to grow further. For more than 60 years, Leadership Savannah has been identifying, enhancing, and training the leaders of the greater Savannah area. With more than 1500 graduates, Leadership Savannah’s intimate environment fosters lasting, close bonds among class members and alumni.
Candidates who are selected for the class will participate in ten (10) programs throughout the year. Each program is designed to enhance individual participants’ understanding of the community and their own leadership skills. Class members will interact with key Chatham and Savannah officials, leaders, and strategic community partners. Each program offers a deeper understanding of a section of our community. Education, tourism, local government, law enforcement, and economic development are several fields you can expect to take a deeper dive into each’s impact on our home.
Participant selection is a thorough process that includes consideration based on proven leadership, growth potential, a strong record of active civic involvement outside of what may be required by your employer, and similar factors. Applicants must have approval from their Supervisor(s) and affirmatively represent so on the application. The Selections Committee seeks thoughtful, attentive, original, specific, and impactful responses.
Please note that Leadership Savannah selections are a highly competitive process. Letters of recommendation can be submitted, but are not required. Applicants not selected from prior years are encouraged to reapply. There are no automatic admissions.
Leadership Savannah is a one-year program that begins in January 2023 and ends in December 2023. Selected applicants must be able to attend the opening retreat on February 23-24, 2023.
Please contact Jennifer Davenport if you have any questions.