Our Ideal Candidate
Our ideal candidate is an indiviual who demonstrates a desire to connect with the Sandy Springs community, and to strengthen his/her leadership skill set. This means a willingness to learn new approaches to interconnectivity on both micro and macro levels - from interaction with other individuals who may differ in personal or leadership style to functioning within organizations or businesses in possibly complex situations. The class member must possess a strong interest in service to and engagement with Leadership Sandy Springs and the larger Sandy Springs community.
We aim to choose a diverse and inclusive class that represents different backgrounds in Sandy Springs, including various industries, cultures, ages, etc. in order to have a balanced class.
Apply for Class of 2021
Applications for the Class of 2021 will be available on this webpage in January 2020.
Class members for the nine-month program are chosen based on criteria relating to prior leadership and service in the community, potential to contribute to the future of Sandy Springs, diversity, and desire to be involved. Nominations are accepted from community organizations, businesses, and alumni. Interested individuals may also self-nominate. Classes are intentionally kept small with 36 participants to encourage relationship building and facilitate hands-on involvement in activities and projects.
Nominate for Class of 2021
Nominations from alumni can be submitted online HERE.
As an alumnus of Leadership Sandy Springs, you play a critical role in the success of LSS and its future impact on our community by nominating individuals whom you know who would make outstanding participants. Please complete the online form above ASAP so that we can email applications to the nominees. You may nominate more than one individual by simply filling out additional forms or providing the information in the body of an e-mail to the Program Director.
Our program has become much more competitive. The more we know about a candidate, the better able we are to assess his or her application. Alumni input matters! We seek the best candidates for the class and you can help us do that.
To engage individuals of all professions from all walks of life, you spend a year together and you bond and you build great friendships--you leave with a work product that benefits more than just yourself.
- Mark Rosenthal, Northside Hospital, Class of 2008 alumni