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An interactive, two-day program designed for individuals who are new to the region, want a refresh on what's happening throughout our community or desire to dig into the Leadership Greater Huntsville experience through a smaller time commitment. Focus introduces participants to the challenges and possibilities our area faces through a fast-paced, immersive experience.

Focus classes typically represent our most diverse groups as this program appeals to all ages, professions, industries, and experience levels. With a common theme of servant leadership, Focus participants learn about our booming community through hands-on experiences and leaders from all across the regions.

Applications are OPEN for Focus 42! F-42 will take place on April 7 and 8, 2022.

The deadline to apply is February 18, 2022.

Leadership Flagship (2)

Who Should Apply?

Anyone is welcome to apply for Focus! From newcomers to native residents of greater Huntsville, we know you’ll enjoy this fascinating insider’s look at our community. Classes include participants from diverse backgrounds and all sectors of the community. Busy executives, civic volunteers, retirees, small business owners, young professionals, and nonprofit leaders all participate in Focus on a yearly basis.


How Individuals Benefit
Meet and network with top local leaders. Learn how to get plugged into our community. Explore all facets of the community from our local economy, health care, local government, education, and much more!


How Your Organization Benefits
Focus is a great way to provide new employees a “crash course” on what greater Huntsville has to offer.
Valuable new relationships that often result in new opportunities, networking, and visibility for your organization.
Recognize and reward top talent within your organization.


Target Candidates: Anyone with enthusiasm to learn more about greater Huntsville 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.


Thursday, April 7, 2022

8:00 am - 5:00 pm


Friday, April 8, 2022

8:00 am - 5:00 pm


We are adding a Spring Focus Class this year, Focus 42. Applications for both classes are now open. If you are selected for Focus, you will be notified if you will be in the fall class, Focus 41, or the spring class, Focus 42. 


Tuition: $1,600

Applications are OPEN and close on February 18, 2022. Applicants will be notified no later than March 1, 2022, of their acceptance. Apply here.


For more information, contact Focus Program Director: Katelyn Sides Baker, 256-339-6513.