Skip to content
ALFC-Leadership-Program_Logo blue Small

Leadership Program

Albert Lea-Freeborn County is a community leadership program which provides participants an intense look at business, agriculture, politics, education, quality of life, health care, human services, public safety and diversity of our community. The program is designed as an educational opportunity that enables participants to learn about this area’s resources, values, strengths, weaknesses, and challenges. The intent is to motivate and encourage participants to assume individual leadership roles in community affairs. Participants create strong relationships to encourage their future involvement and collaboration in addressing the region’s challenges.

Ideal Candidates Are Individuals Who:

  • are motivated to serve their community and have a passion to make a difference
  • want to cultivate relationships with a network of other community leaders, for both personal and professional benefit
  • have demonstrated community involvement
  • represent various sectors of the community: business, industry, education, public and private agencies, civic groups and other facets of the community

LEADERSHIP Albert Lea-Freeborn County consists of ten sessions the 3rd Tuesday of every month. Participation in the program requires a serious commitment of time and energy. Participants meet for a full day each month, meeting September through June. In addition, a three hour evening kickoff event is held in August. Selected applicants will be expected to meet the following commitments:

  • attend all program sessions
  • arrive on time and attend the entirety of each session
  • submit a final portfolio and give a 10 minute presentation at June graduation

Application deadline is June 30, 2024

Leadership Application

24-25 Leadership flyer - p2
24-25 Leadership flyer - p3