Class members are selected based on their leadership abilities, career accomplishments, volunteer activities, contributions to the community, and commitment to help shape a better community. Because the program is limited in size, many qualified individuals must be deferred. Those not accepted in a given year may be considered again for the subsequent year if they wish.

Leadership Birmingham does not discriminate because of race, color, national origin, age, disability, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, or gender expression.

After the nomination period has closed, nominees will receive instructions on submitting the online application to Leadership Birmingham. All applications are carefully reviewed in early summer by a group of Leadership Birmingham alumni that is charged with the difficult task of selecting a representative cross-section of leaders for the upcoming class. The next class will be announced in late summer.




  • 80% attendance at monthly meetings: September 2019 to June 2020 (click here for full program calendar)
  • Mandatory attendance at the Opening & Closing Retreats
  • Tuition Cost: $1,500.00 *Scholarships are available based on need.


Nominations are accepted year-round and are due by March 29, 2019 for the 2019-2020 class year.

Applications for the 2019 – 2020 Class will open on April 1, 2019.

If you previously submitted an application and would like to be considered again, please complete the re-apply form.


Nominate Re-Apply Application