About Us

Purpose & Goals

As the challenges and opportunities of the Atlanta region become more complex, there is an increasing need to develop regional leaders. The Regional Leadership Institute (RLI) is a comprehensive leadership program designed to better prepare a diverse group of community, government, business and nonprofit leaders to work collaboratively in addressing regional issues. RLI is designed to provide a unique learning experience for emerging and existing leaders through an intensive one-week program that trains, empowers and supports leaders so they can effect positive community change in the region.

The Program

Today’s regional challenges require a new problem-solving capacity and the ability to work across political, geographical and institutional boundaries. Through RLI, leaders develop a broader awareness of the region in which they live, work and play. They also acquire a greater knowledge of the interdependence of the diverse communities that constitute the Atlanta region. The program focuses on topics relevant to current trends and issues. The curriculum provides a framework for understanding organizational and institutional processes and responsibilities for regional planning, problem-solving and community building. National and regional experts address diverse topics, including ingredients of a successful region, community collaboration, transportation, land use, economic and social trends.

Atlanta Regional Commission

ARC - Atlanta Regional CommissionThe Atlanta Regional Commission (ARC) is the regional planning agency for the 10-county Atlanta region – Cherokee, Clayton, Cobb, DeKalb, Douglas, Fayette, Fulton, Gwinnett, Henry and Rockdale. ARC serves as the catalyst for regional progress by focusing leadership, attention and planning resources on key regional issues. For more information, visit www.atlantaregional.com.

Contact Us

Regional Leadership Institute
Atlanta Regional Commission
40 Courtland Street, N.E.
Atlanta, GA 30303.
Phone 404.463.3211
Fax 404.463.3105



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