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 third 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 online nomination form. The deadline for applications is August 1, 2023. You should receive a follow-up email and invoice after applying. Click here to download a flyer with additional information and the complete schedule of dates and activities.
Click the appropriate payment link below to pay your tuition fee. Please reach out to email@example.com prior to submitting payment if you are unsure of your membership level.
It is $750 to be a session sponsor, which covers the cost of meals and includes your company logo on all materials, as well as a speaking opportunity in front of the class.
2023 Leadership Oak Ridge Graduates
Chris Chadwell, Y-12 Federal Credit Union
Shari Coulter, ORNL Federal Credit Union
Alan Forbes, Oak Ridge Associated Universities (ORAU)
Ben Fowler, Oak Ridge Schools
Danielle Goins, UT-Battelle, LLC
Lauren Gray, City of Oak Ridge
Daniel E. Greene, ORNL Federal Credit Union
Angela Hawn, Oak Ridge Associated Universities (ORAU)
Ben Jones, ORNL Federal Credit Union
Keilah Jones, Y-12 Federal Credit Union
Kylie Julius, Strata-G, LLC
Amanda Kereakoglow, U.S. Department of Energy
Rob Lange, Isotek Systems, LLC
Anna Love, Street Legal Industries, Inc.
Sarah Mapes, CNS-Y12
Tyler Mink, Y-12 Federal Credit Union
Alisha Moore, Oak Ridge Chamber of Commerce
Alex Nicoll, United Cleanup Oak Ridge, LLC
Miguel Pettus, Medicare Insurance Advisors
Timothy Porter, Porter4, LLC
Aaron Price, Emory Valley Center
Suzy Rhodes, TN Members 1st FCU
Richard Riley Jr., U.S. Department of Energy
Ana Rosado-Gonzalez, U.S. Department of Energy
Jay Shepherd, Methodist Medical Center
Tanisha Smith-Wimes, U.S. Department of Energy
Andy Spellman, Roane State Community College
Sue Thais, ORNL Federal Credit Union
Adam Tuesburg, Isotek Systems, LLC
Brent Wright, CNS-Y12
To inform current, potential, and emerging leaders about Oak Ridge and its issues, and provide them leadership skills development in order to empower them to identify and implement solutions to those community issues.