Leadership Shoals is a program of the Shoals Chamber of Commerce that allows participants an opportunity to better understand and appreciate the Shoals community. The program has been in existence for more than 25 years. Since its inception, Leadership Shoals has seen more than 500 businesses and community leaders go through this program. Leadership Shoals offers numerous opportunities to broaden perspectives and gain an increased understanding of community dynamics and public issues.
Applicants must represent a current chamber member organization. The general class size is 25-30 individuals and spans nine sessions from August to May. The $800 per person cost of the program covers all meals, admissions to events, travel and lodging costs. Two overnight stays, one in September at Earle Trent Assembly and another in Montgomery in March, are part of the program.
Leadership Shoals attendees will participate in a group project to help the Shoals community. Details will be agreed upon and determined within the group. Attending one city council meeting, riding with a police officer, and writing a brief summation of each are also required components of Leadership Shoals.
2016-2017 Leadership Shoals Participants