About Leadership North Fulton (LNF)

Leave your mark on your community!

Leadership North Fulton (LNF) identifies and develops leaders in the North Fulton area by promoting community awareness, instilling civic responsibility, and building relationships. This nine-month program, sponsored by the Greater North Fulton Chamber of Commerce, selects individuals from all backgrounds, companies, and organizations. The program commences in September and concludes in June.

LNF uses a variety of techniques including monthly class days that incorporate workshops by trained facilitators, panel discussions, and leadership activities developed. Dr. Beverly Langford, an accomplished professor at Georgia State University's Robinson College of Business, leads these workshops. Class members learn to enhance their leadership skills in the areas of organizational and group dynamics, conflict mediation, communication, diversity, change management, and are introduced to these issues by visiting government agencies, economic development centers, judicial and detention facilities, non-profit organizations, educational institutions, and healthcare centers.

Each class day is from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Attendance on class days is mandatory for all LNF participants in order to fully benefit from the program.

We are currently accepting candidates for the Class of 2018. Use the buttons below to nominate a candidate or apply online (Click HERE to download an application or HERE to download a nomination form for a candidate).

For more information contact Olivia Watson

About Emerging Leaders Program (ELP)

The Emerging Leaders Program (ELP) offers a unique opportunity for area high school juniors to develop leadership skills, identify and address community issues and interact with local leaders.

This is accomplished through a combination of interactive lectures, discussions, site visits, community service and networking.

The program consists of four class days and two community service activities. Each class focuses on topics such as public safety, government, interviewing skills, personal finances, nonprofits, and the environment.

Students will have an opportunity to engage with Elected Officials and business leaders and tour the State Capitol.

ELP’s mission is to provide students with an understanding of the concept of leadership, and provide skills and knowledge to become effective leaders in our communities.


2016-2017 Schedule

  • September 8 – Application Deadline
  • September 22 – Orientation Reception
  • October 15 – Community Service
  • November 8 – Class #1
  • December 10 – Community Service
  • January 17 – Class #2
  • February 17 – Class #3
  • March 13 – Class #4
  • April 20 – Graduation Reception

Participation in all sessions is required.


We are currently accepting applications and nominations for the 2016-2017 Class of the Emerging Leaders Program.

Click HERE to apply. Please also include this teacher recommendation form with your application.

For more information, contact Carol Anderson-Wood for more details.

LNF Alumni Association

Leadership North Fulton Alumni Association is an opportunity provided for all LNF graduates to continue their experience in the leadership program.  Started in 1989, more than 950 leaders from business, nonprofit, and government sectors have graduated from the program including corporate chief executive officers and executives, mayors, city council members, fire and police chiefs, school principals, and nonprofit executive directors.

We have a growing Alumni Association that meets for networking events and to support the current Leadership North Fulton Class.  If you are an alumnus of Leadership North Fulton, make sure you are on our list to receive updates and information about upcoming events. Click here to join the list or update your information.

For more information contact Carol Anderson Wood, 404.402.5389

Chamber Contacts: Kendra Plotkin, 678.397.0554 / Carol Anderson Wood, 404.402.5389