Alabama Leadership Academy is the Alabama District of Circle K International’s fall membership retreat. Alabama Leadership Academy, or ALA, is a weekend of personalized leadership and team-building training with the stated goal to allow attendees an opportunity to grow personally while developing their leadership abilities. We aim to show members how to dedicate themselves to the realization of humanity’s potential!

We live in a world that needs quality leaders, and those leaders are YOU! Be prepared to have an experience like no other! Alabama Leadership Academy is unlike any other leadership program you may have attended! ALA provides an opportunity for you to have conversations that you would not normally have regarding your leadership potential. Everyone can be a leader, and though you may feel as though you are already a leader, ALA can assist in evolving and deepen your leadership abilities!
However, before we can step up and lead we must know several things. First, we must know about ourselves and be vulnerable. We must know what we value and what our strengths and weaknesses are. Not only this but we must be open about them as no opportunity can present itself through a closed door. After we are able to learn about ourselves, only then can we move into the second step. The second step is challenging what we know and establishing a vision of what can be. We must always seek to grow and develop for the better–personally, academically, and professionally. As leaders, it is important to practice ethical behavior and maintain our integrity while staying passionate and dedicated.
Whoever and wherever you are, we need for you to rise to the occasion and be a leader. Our commitment to you is to provide a challenging and memorable experience, but that is not possible unless you open yourself to the opportunities presented to you. You will not gain the experience necessary to be a leader unless you participate, engage, and reflect on what you are doing. The time has come to make a difference. The time has come to act now. The time has come to lead. Rise Up Alabama and let’s foster some compassion and goodwill not only through Service but through Leadership!

This year, we’ll be gathering at Living River: A Retreat on the Cahaba in Montevallo, AL.


Alabama Leadership Academy
Living River: A Retreat on the Cahaba

2000 Living River Pkwy, Montevallo, AL 35115

Tentative Schedule At A Glance

November 22nd, 2019

5:00 – 7:20pm Registration

5:30 – 7:20pm Dinner

7:30 – 8:30pm Welcome Session

8:30 – 9:30pm Group Meetings

9:30 – 10:30pm Large Group Session

10:30 – until Team Games

November 23rd, 2019

8:00 – 8:50am Breakfast

9:00 – 9:20am Wake-Up Session

9:30 – 10:30pm Keynote: Dive Into Better Leadership Skills

10:45 – 11:45am Combination of Recreating Your Organization and Goal Setting

12:00 – 1:00pm Lunch

1:00 – 2:00pm Motivation Session

2:00 – 4:00pm Free Time/Low Ropes

4:15 – 5:00pm Avoiding Burnout session

5:00 – 6:00pm Large Group Session

6:00 – 7:15pm Dinner

7:30 – 8:30pm Evening Session: How to Do Anything

8:30 – 9:30pm Group Meetings

9:30 –  10:00pm Reviewing the Day

10:00 – until Let it Go/Bonfire with S’mores


What to Bring

  • Linens, towels, and pillows are not provided. Pack accordingly.
  • Sleeping bag or sheets for a twin mattress. A twin size fitted sheet is recommended for added comfort to cover your vinyl mattress even if you use a sleeping bag and Pillow.
  • Toiletries, toothbrush, toothpaste, shampoo, conditioner, soap, deodorant, etc.
  • Weather appropriate clothing. It will get cold at night.
  • At least two pairs of shoes. Be prepared that flip flops break easily on our rugged terrain.
  • Optional Items: Umbrella, flashlight, rain coat, bug spray, etc.
  • Packaged or Cup Ramen Noodles/ Perishable Goods for our Noodles for Needy Food Insecurity Drive!
  • Coin and Dollar Change for WASH Change Drive!
  • Alcohol, Tobacco Products, and Pets are not allowed.


Registration includes every meal from Friday dinner through Sunday breakfast, Special Sticker, and a T-Shirt. 

$110 Standard Registration is due on November 17, 2019 at 11:59 PM. Payments must be received by the deadline.
$125 Late Registration is available until the start of the event, but attendees are not guaranteed a t-shirt.

All payments must be received by the deadline.

Camp Dixie is an alcohol, tobacco, and pet free facility. The Alabama District Circle K Alcohol Policy will be enforced, including provisions whereby the event venue policy supersedes.

All registrations are nonrefundable, but they may be transferred to another member, with the approval of the District Administrator , by sending an email to

 You can register by clicking the link HERE.