How It Works

Georgia Manufacturing Council


There are usually three characters at the heart of every classic tale; it takes the same number of essential elements for your Georgia Manufacturing Council story to play out. Successful membership experiences work because of three vital parts: the Group, the Group Chair (also referred to as the Executive Mentor) and the Extended Community.

The Group

  • Groups are composed of 12-16 members from a variety of functional areas, non-competing businesses in the manufacturing industry.
  • Meeting agendas include member concerns, problems and opportunities, occasional speakers and the sharing of company best practices.

  • Members caringly and confidentially challenge each other, work through issues and hold each other accountable.

The Group Chair

  • Conducts confidential One-on-One mentoring/listening sessions with each member on a quarterly basis.

  • Identifies agenda items for full group input based on the One-on-One discussions.

  • Ensures the quarterly meetings are focused, safe, collaborative, challenging and deliver high value.

The Extended Community

  • Members have access to leaders in other GMC groups and the Georgia Manufacturing Alliance members.

  • Membership includes participation in the Georgia Manufacturing Council’s Executive Focus program: two relevant business leadership seminars per year delivered by world-class speakers and teachers. These member-wide events also provide great opportunities to interact with individuals from other GMC groups.