• Leadership Oak Ridge

  • Leadership Oak Ridge is the flagship program of the Center for Leadership & Community Development.  As one of the longest, continually running community leadership programs in the country, Leadership Oak Ridge boasts over 1,000 graduates. 

    The program features full day sessions, two overnight trips, a class project, out-of-class assignments and a graduation celebration at the end of the program year.  Participants learn about the issues and are challenged to discover how they can get involved and make a difference in the community where they live and/or work. Chuck Carringer will continue as the Leadership Oak Ridge program director for a second year, and his background and experience alone are a tremendous asset to the program. 

    Tuition for the program is $2000 per person. A small number of scholarships are available (50% off tuition) based on need and are awarded by the selection committee. Only those applicants who meet the application deadline are considered for scholarship awards.

    Click here for the nomination form.

    Click here to download a flyer with additional information and the complete schedule of dates and activities. 

    The deadline for applications is August 1, 2022. Please submit them via email to BreAnna Robinson at events@orcc.org. 

    2022 Leadership Oak Ridge Graduates

    • Chris Beatty, UT Battelle/ORNL
    • Ginny Boles, Oak Ridge Schools
    • Scott Boyle, UCOR
    • Melissa Chase, ORNL Federal Credit Union
    • Jill Christian, UT Battelle/ORNL
    • Jason Cottrell, ORAU
    • Nathan Felosi, DOE/CNS
    • Teresa Frady, CROET
    • Lloyd Gable, Isotek Systems LLC
    • Joey Harmon, DOE/CNS
    • Tiffany Hearn, Managements Solutions LLC
    • J.R. Hertwig, TradeMark Advertising & PR
    • Cary Langham, Consolidated Nuclear Security LLC
    • Alan Lowe, American Museum of Science & Energy
    • Angela Mclain, ORAU
    • Jenna Morgan, DOE/CNS
    • Taz Painter, Consolidated Nuclear Security LLC 
    • Rochelle Pettus, ORNL Federal Credit Union
    • Sandy Vann, Roane State Community College
    • Susanna Waters, GEM Technologies 
    • Jennifer Wilder, Y-12 Federal Credit Union
    • Cissi Reagan, ORNL Federal Credit Union
    • Shelly Stirling, Isotek
    • Jessica Stedam, Centrus Energy
    • Jim Wood, Y-12 Federal Credit Union