Focus is an interactive, two-day experience which provides a snapshot of our community. The program allows busy executives and those new to their leadership role to orient themselves to Huntsville from a servant leader's perspective. Program content includes an introduction to local politics, economic development, local education systems, and culture. Focus graduates take away an understanding of what makes Huntsville great and where the needs lie in our community. 

The Leadership Focus program was absolutely amazing. I learned more about our community than I ever thought possible, I developed lasting friendships with local business and city leaders, and I became inspired to get involved in local events. 
- Troy Trulock, Focus 18, Leadership 23


The Focus agenda has been carefully crafted to educate the class on the essential issues with an efficient approach. In the fall of each year, Focus educates participants on area needs and inspires them to serve. The program includes panel discussions, hands-on tours and interactive discussions with community leaders. Participants examine the History of Huntsville/Madison County, Economic Base, Education, Healthcare, Human Services, Local, State and Federal Government, Public Safety and Quality of Life in the Tennessee Valley in order to become well-informed agents of change.


Focus is targeted toward high-level executives, upper-level management, and decision makers within various Government, For-Profit, and Non-Profit organizations. Participants are selected by a committee of Leadership graduates based on personal integrity, record of achievement in community activities, ability to set and attain goals as demonstrated by significant career/personal achievement, and commitment of necessary time and effort to complete the program. Class participants come from every sector in our community and represent a cross-section of the population.

Focus Class 36

Nov. 29 (1/2 day) - Dec. 1, 2017

ContactDanielle R. Barnes, Program Director, at (256) 489-2281, ext. 306

Target Candidates: Anyone with enthusiasm to learn more about Huntsville/Madison County and wants to take a more active role as a citizen should participate in Focus. Typically, participants range from newcomers to the community to long-time residents.

Tuition: $1,600

F-36 Application

F-36 Reference Form

Each applicant must have two references from an LHMC program graduate. 

Fall Application Deadline: Thursday, September 15, 2017