Qualifications for Leadership Alabama

Please note these specific policies as you consider nominees for Leadership Alabama.

Recommended nominees will…

  • Show a commitment to their community and state through past and present activities;
  • Lead an area of influence to impact change;
  • Have demonstrated leadership in his/her area of influence to impact change; and,
  • Likely exercise substantial leadership in the future.

Organizational Considerations
Except under very limited circumstances, it is required that the senior-most leader (CEO, Chair, President) within an organization or company participates before others in the same company will be eligible to participate. Also, there can be no more than one representative of an organization in the class in a given year.

Elected Officials
While Leadership Alabama welcomes participation by elected officials, we discourage the nomination of a person actively involved in a political campaign. No campaign activities will be allowed during a program retreat. Only one elected official per region will be accepted in a class.

Age Requirement
There is no specific minimum or maximum age limit for participation. However, nominations of those under the age of 40 will require additional evaluation by the Executive Committee and will be approved only if they are recognized as established leaders.