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Leadership Cobb Class Notes

Leadership Cobb Class of 2017 has had an incredible year so far! Listed below are some highlights from the program days and evenings.

  • Orientation – Located at The Earl Smith Strand Theatre, the class participated in a Speed Greeting activity and heard from Justin O’Dell about the power of the Leadership Cobb network. The event ended with a reception.
  • Fall Retreat – The class participated in various team building activities and a game based on the infamous cards. They also reviewed their Myers Briggs personality test results with Linda Beggs, all while making lasting memories at Brasstown Valley Resort.
  • Leadership Day – The class had the unique opportunity to visit the Millennium Gate Museum and Ebenezer Baptist Church. They heard from the following speakers: Mark Miller with Chick-fil-A, Duncan Sandys (Great Grandson of Winston Churchill), Xernona Clayton with the Trumpet Foundation, Rev. Raphael Warnock with Ebenezer Baptist Church, The Honorable Herb Phipps, and BG C. David Turner.
  • Health & Fitness Evening – This evening was spent learning about health and fitness on a personal and professional level. The class heard from experts in the field and walked away with a greater awareness of the importance of staying informed and healthy.
  • Public Safety Day – This day included tours of the 911 Center, Cobb County Jail and the Public Safety Training Center. The class got to experience a small taste of the training our public safety officials go through to protect and serve.
  • Media & Technology Day – On this day, the class heard from media and technology professionals in our region. The day began and ended at the Atlanta Marriott NW. The class also visited GA Tech’s campus and Moxie in Atlanta. Speakers included Madhu Menon with InfoSys BPO, John Rich with Moxie, Dr. M. G. Finn with Georgia Tech, as well as Ross Cavit, Tracey Christiansen and Linda Stouffer with WSB-TV.
  • Education & Workforce Development Day – The day was filled with excitement and motivation as the class visited Chattahoochee Tech, the Ron Clark Academy, and toured the Graduate Marietta Student Success Center.
  • Holiday Social – The class kicked back with a “campfire casual” theme, roasted marshmallows and enjoyed a fun evening of merriment and holiday festivities at the Brickyard in Marietta.
  • Social Services Day – During this impactful and meaningful day, the class participated in a Poverty Simulation presented by United Way, visited the Veteran’s Court and ended the day with testimonies from Barbara Hickey and Cher Randall.
  • Politics Day – The class spent the day around the Capital, hearing from several elected officials. The speaker docket included AG Chris Carr, Justice Harold Melton, Chief Justice Harris Hines, Justice Peterson, and members of the Cobb Legislative Delegation. They ended the day with a legislator reception at JE Dunn.
  • Armed Forces Day – This is a program day that is always so memorable for the class members. They began the day with a tour of the Marine installation in Smyrna, and then visited Dobbins ARB. The class heard from Gunnery Sergeant Turner (USMC), BG (Ret.) Larry Dudney (GANG), Brig. Gen. Steven Parker (USAF) and a keynote from the USN.



Thank you to our Sponsors

Thank you to WellStar Health System, our presenting sponsor, and the many sponsor organizations who make this program possible!