Live Learn Lead

Community-wide speaker series

Live Learn Lead

Our community-wide Live Learn Lead speaker series is designed to address emerging and relevant issues that help build a stronger and more resilient Sandy Springs and Greater Perimeter area. In 2019, LLL won the “Excellence in Innovation” award by the national Association of Leadership Programs. During 2020-2021 the Live Learn Lead speaker series converted to virtual events and expanded programming to include Live Learn Lead at Noon and an alumni-focused webinar series – Sharing our Stories.

Would you like to become a sponsor?

For more information please contact Executive Director Jan Paul at

Live Learn Lead
Live Learn Lead

In the past six years Live, Learn, Lead has hosted:

  • Peter Kageyama, internationally-recognized community development expert discussed how to build an emotionally engaged city.
  • Dr. Jim Johnson, University of North Carolina, Kenan Institute of Private Enterprise, discussed profound demographic trends and the major implications for our community and its economic development.
  • Lee Fischer, President and CEO of CEOs for Cities, who shared ideas for connecting urban leaders as well as how to build and activate cross-sector teams called “clusters” to make real progress happen.
  • Hon. Saxby Chambliss (retired US Senator), Teya Ryan (CEO of GA Public Broadcasting) and Lee Rhyant (retired VP of Lockheed Martin) sharing their thoughts on civil discourse.
  • Dr. Mark Becker, President, Georgia State University; Andrea Lawson, Vice President Talent Management, Diversity & HR Service Delivery, Cox Enterprises; Scott Price, Chief Transformation Officer, UPS, shared their expertise on “Transformational Leadership in a Changing World”
  • Michael Goltzman, Vice President Global Policy & Sustainability, The Coca Cola Company; Erika James, Ph.D., Dean, Goizueta School of Business Emory University; Chrisopher Womack, President External Affairs Southern Company; David Rubinger, Market President & Publisher Atlanta Business Chronicle

Live Learn Lead @ Noon

In fall 2020, Live Learn Lead at Noon debuted, a series of webinar programs offering engaging speakers in conversation about important and relevant topics: fair voting, policing in Sandy Springs and mental health and wellness. In fall 2021, Live Learn Lead @ Noon will return to an in-person community luncheon with noted speakers under the umbrella of Equity & Inclusion.

Sharing our Stories

In February 2021, Live Learn Lead at Noon launched a new Sharing Our Stories series, with accomplished alumni sharing their wisdom, experience and leadership insight as LSS seeks to build bridges of understanding.

Would you like to become a sponsor?

For more information please contact Executive Director Jan Paul at

Leadership Sandy Springs

We develop, educate, and connect leaders through community engagement, innovative programming, and volunteer opportunities to enrich a vibrant Sandy Springs and Central Perimeter area.


1000 Abernathy RD

Suite L-10

Sandy Springs, GA  30328


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