A Program of The Lee Institute
Now recruiting for Class 19! Apply or Nominate online.

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.

“The American Leadership Forum is a unique and challenging experience. The class cultivates an environment that challenges your perceptions and preconceived notions and allows you to learn to think differently. It demonstrates the valuable role authenticity plays in building trust, which in turns allows you to be open to being influenced by others’ perspectives. The skillset taught has proven applicable and effective both personally and professionally. I’m grateful for the opportunity, and I can’t recommend the course highly enough.”
Rebecca Rodriguez