Class members are selected based on their leadership abilities, career accomplishments, volunteer activities, community contributions, and commitment to help shape a better Greater Birmingham. Because the program is limited in size, many qualified individuals are not selected. However, those not accepted 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.



  • 75% attendance at monthly meetings: September 2020 to June 2021 (scroll to bottom to see full program calendar)
  • Mandatory attendance at the Opening & Closing Retreats
  • Tuition Cost: $1,750 *Scholarships are available based on need.


Nominations are accepted year round.

Applications and application update forms for the 2020 – 2021 Class are due Friday, April 10, 2020.

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


Nominate Application Update Application