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.

“Participating in the American Leadership Forum program was a true gift. I learned more about the regional landscape, myself as a leader, and how I can be a more collaborative and empathic leader. The bonus was that I had a great time and walked away with some incredible friendships.”
Jenni Gaisbauer
Executive Director, Charlotte Mecklenburg Library Foundation
ALF Class XV