A Program of The Lee Institute

Welcome to the American Leadership Forum.

We help build communities of diverse leaders in service of the public good.

Explore Our Mission

American Leadership Forum (ALF) is a national network of chapters, each dedicated to building stronger communities by joining and strengthening leaders to serve the common good. It enhances leadership by building on the strengths of diversity and by promoting collaborative problem solving within and among communities. Our chapter encompasses Anson, Cabarrus, Chester, Cleveland, Gaston, Iredell, Lancaster, Lincoln, Mecklenburg, Rowan, Stanly, Union, and York counties.

“Like no other, American Leadership Forum challenged me physically, mentally and spiritually. A journey not for the faint of heart, it requires endurance, trust, and curiosity. The outcome will surprise you, the revelation of a better you, with aim and intentional purpose. To boot, the leadership of the Lee Institute sets a platform with leaders from all walks-of-life to become a community and exercise leadership skills for our rapidly changing environment.”
Gina Esquivel
Principal Consultant, Civic Canvas