Leadership Oak Ridge  



The Quality of our Leadership Will Determine the Future of Oak Ridge. 

Page Index

Submit an Application
Information about Leadership Oak Ridge Class Activities
What is Leadership Oak Ridge?
How does the Leadership Oak Ridge Program work?
What are the Benefits of Participation in Leadership Oak Ridge?
Who can Participate?
Suggestions for Improving this Site
Executive Director, Leadership Oak Ridge

Submit an Application:  

The Leadership Oak Ridge program consists of 13 half-day sessions and 2 overnight trips. 80% attendance is required for graduation.  Attendance is required for the opening retreat.  Applicant's organization must commit to this time allotment should applicant be selected for the program.  Tuition is $595 per participant and is non-refundable.

Supervisor's Name:

Supervisor's Phone:

Applicant's Name:


Position of Applicant:

Applicant's Phone:

Applicant's Email:

Applicant's Business Address:


To be filled out by the Supervisor: 

Reason for Application (i.e. leadership abilities, personal qualities, etc.):

My organization will pay the full tuition cost of $595 for this participant

My organization will donate an additional $ for the scholarship fund.

Date application submitted:


To be completed by Applicant:

I would like to be accepted into the Leadership Oak Ridge program because:

Submit the completed for by clicking on the submit button below.  This will send the form by e-mail to the Executive Director.  You will be notified of the acceptance of the applicant in the program and the applicant will be contacted regarding the program start date and the specific requirements of the program.  

Thank you for your application. 


Return to Page Index


Information about Leadership Oak Ridge Class Activities


First session is an overnight
Following sessions are scheduled on Tuesday PM weekly
An overnight in Nashville is included
Graduation is an evening dinner event


Overnight Retreat; Leadership Introduction and Local Government; Anderson County Government; Economic & Industrial Development; Nashville Trip (State Government): Education in Oak Ridge; DOE Contractor Day; An Evening with the Arts; Social Services & Quality of Life; Housing & Tourism; The Oak Ridge Image & Regional Leadership; Graduation Dinner


$595 covers all activities for each participant.  Limited financial assistance may be possible.  Participants selected for the Leadership program will be notified.  Tuition must be paid prior to the beginning of the class and there will be no refunds after that date.

Return to Page Index

What is Leadership Oak Ridge?

Leadership of the highest caliber is critical to the future of Oak Ridge.

Leadership Oak Ridge is a program designed to meet the need for a diverse network of leaders throughout the city by developing a broad understanding of the community's needs.  

Previous experience in Oak Ridge and other cities has shown that this unique program has an immediate and positive effect on the participants, their organizations, and their community.

Leadership Oak Ridge serves as a forum for overall training in community responsibility.  It is a program designed to develop and expand the leadership potential existing in the community by: 

Return to Page Index

How Does the Program Work?

Leadership Oak Ridge provides participants with thirteen sessions of comprehensive learning.

Eleven Tuesday Seminars

Two Overnight Trips



Class Project

Return to Page Index

What are the Benefits of Participation?

Return to Page Index

Who Can Participate?

Candidates may be nominated and sponsored by area businesses, organizations and individuals.  Class size is limited to 40 participants.  Selection of participants will be made based on the following criteria: 

Tuition covers all activities for each participant.  Limited financial assistance may be possible.

Return to Page Index

Suggestions for Improving this Site

E-mail: Ray Smith

Please help make the Leadership Oak Ridge site a more effective site by suggesting your ideas!

Leadership Oak Ridge Executive Director

E-mail: Carol Smallridge


E-mail: Ray Smith

Return to Page Index