Why leadership training is important

“The single biggest way to impact an organization is to focus on leadership development. There is almost no limit to the potential of an organization that recruits good people, raises them up as leaders and continually develops them.”

John Maxwell

The Program

The Leadership Henry program begins with a Kick-Off Luncheon in August where class participants will meet the Board of Directors and learn more about what to expect throughout their experience.  The Overnight Retreat in September is crucial to beginning the program year off as team and includes lots of fun and laughs!  From September through May, the class participates in one full-day session a month, culminating in an evening graduation ceremony in May.

Leadership Henry

Leadership Henry seeks to prepare, involve, and sustain leaders from diverse backgrounds who are committed and competent to address community challenges and improve the quality of life in Henry County.  Leadership Henry is one of more than 1,000 leadership development programs throughout the United States.

The program is designed to provide a series of educational and participatory experiences as well as an opportunity for dialogue and the development of new personal relationships among participants.  An interesting variety of topics will be covered and full participation of each individual is expected.

Leadership Henry is a 10-month program dedicated to providing participants with an understanding of our county’s history, diversity, justice system, politics, government, economy, education, human services, and healthcare.  Participants are also involved in addressing the needs of our community through a legacy project chosen by the class.

How to apply

Take the first step towards becoming a better leader by applying for Leadership Henry.  The next application period ends on April 30th, 2023.  The application process is online and a link will be available when it opens.


Board of Directors

Laura Turner, Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta

“It’s been over ten years since I participated in Leadership Henry, but I still value the experiences and connections from my class year. As a board member and alumnus, I continue to benefit personally and professionally from being involved with Leadership Henry and have grown as a leader as a result of the program.”

Board of Directors

Josh Murtha, USHEALTH Advisors

“Participating in Leadership Henry was a great decision. I had the opportunity to learn a lot about the past, present, and future of Henry County as well as meet some of the amazing current leadership for the county. I saw so much value in the program that when asked to serve on the Board of Directors, it was an easy decision. I get the opportunity to continue to learn more about this great county and all it has to offer as well as helping others learn as well.”


Vaneisa Benjamin, Henry County School System

“After we would finish our monthly lessons with the Energy Bus in our class, I would go back and use it as professional learning with our faculty and staff. They loved the book and it helped us grow as faculty and staff. It helped my grow as a leader.I enjoyed meeting people and building relationships. I learned allot about Henry County that I did not know.”


Dodie Cason, Heritage Bank



Josh Duncan, F5 Financial

“One of my favorite days was public safety days where we visit our fire department and police department to see what type of training that they go through to do that for us and I’m very appreciative of that commitment that they have made to our county.”


Anne Marie Herrera , Georgia Power Company

“Leadership Henry definitely opened up my eyes to growth and opportunities in Henry County.”


Katheryn Fields, Southern Crescent Technical College

“My favorite part about Leadership Henry has been the connections that I made. I work here in Henry County and it has been very beneficial for me to make the connections with people from different sectors, nonprofit and government. Leadership Henry has been a foundation for me to build those connections.”