Leadership Barrow

What is Leadership Barrow?


The Leadership Barrow Program is one of many leadership organizations established throughout Georgia and the United States. This educational program encourages and fosters the development of community leaders and volunteers by utilizing an interactive study program that inspires leadership.

Broadening the leadership base of our community requires ongoing leadership development programs to prepare new leaders and to strengthen existing ones. The Leadership Barrow Program enables Barrow County citizens to reach their full leadership potential and assists them in recognizing their responsibility as community and organizational leaders. It prepares leaders to identify, address and meet current and future challenges.

The purpose of the program is to create a network of emerging leaders through an educational experience that increases the participants’ understanding of local institutions and community groups and the attributes required to sustain them. Additionally, ongoing leadership development is provided for the Alumni.

By participating in LB, future leaders are more actively involved in community life and therefore better prepared to lead Barrow County to a brighter future.


Your Time Commitment:

This program consists of a one-day retreat, nine one-day sessions, a class project and  graduation. The LB Program extends over a ten month period (August through May) with graduation to be held in June each participant must make a commitment to attend all events and sessions. A strict attendance policy is enforced. 


More Details about Leadership Barrow:

As part of the program objectives, participants will explore, examine and discuss issues related to the Barrow County community. Each class limits participants from common industries in order to establish a diverse group.

Class members will undergo leadership training and will interact with each other, LB Alumni and community leaders in team building presentations. Listed below are some of the topics and assignments that are a part of the 10 month curriculum:

A Weekday Retreat, History of Barrow County, Education/Barrow County School System, Non-Profits and their Role in the Community, Business & Leadership, State Legislature, Local Government, Public Services, Environment, Class Community Service Project, and Graduation.

Participants are charged tuition to defray the cost of guest speakers, transportation, meals, retreat and graduation expenses along with administrative costs. Cost for the entire  program is $800.00.

Each participant is responsible for paying his/her own tuition and for making arrangements for tuition to be paid by his/her employer or sponsoring organization. A Limited amount of Scholarships are  available.

What Happens After Graduation?

Leadership Barrow is a membership organization dependent on its members who have completed the program to participate in the planning and implementation of future programs. It is expected that graduates would become active dues paying members with an ongoing commitment to the development of new leadership in Barrow County. Dues for the Alumni Program are $25.00 per year.  This money will be used to help defray the cost of the alumni social and a ticket for you to attend the graduation in June.

In order to ensure the future growth and development of community leaders, alumni must remain active, educated and involved. The spirit of service continues far beyond graduation with alumni actively involved in local community and civic organizations. Graduates are encouraged to take their increased knowledge and awareness of Barrow County’s institutions and familiarity with its leaders into all areas of their community life.

I’m Interested!  Sign me up!

If you are interested in applying for the upcoming Leadership Barrow Class, please click to download, print, then fill out the Application for Leadership Barrow.

1. Fill out the form completely and return to Barrow County Chamber of Commerce. Deadline: April 15. You may either return the form to dkrause@barrowchamber.com or mail to:  PO Box 456, Winder, GA 30680.

2. As forms are received you will receive detailed information and instructions. All LB applications must be received no later than June 16th.

3. Applications will be reviewed by the Leadership Barrow Planning Committee and applicants selected for the upcoming class will be notified of their acceptance by the end of June:

This information will only be used for consideration of your application and will not be retained or released other than for the use of this purpose. All fields must be completed for consideration.

Thank you for your interest in the Leadership Barrow Program and we look forward to your participation. If you have any questions, please contact our VP of Membership Services, Debi Krause at 770-867-9444 or email dkrause@barrowchamber.com.