Leadership NC:
Health and Human Services

Exploring issues around health care costs and access as well as topics such as hunger and nutrition, mental illness, and the aging of the state’s population.

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Various levels of government join the group to explain their roles and responsibilities, how they interact with one another, and the scope of the services each provides.

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Economic Development

Exploring North Carolina's roots in agriculture and textiles and its emergence as a leader in entrepreneurship.

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Understanding the full range of NC’s educational opportunities and challenges in a national and global context.

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Exploring the pros and cons of a variety of energy options, learn about the economic and policy dynamics at play, and see examples of sustainability and cutting-edge research in action.


Leadership North Carolina is an independent, nonpartisan 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization that engages current and emerging leaders from across the state through the Leadership North Carolina Program and ongoing networking and service opportunities.

Leadership North Carolina’s mission is to inform, develop, and engage committed leaders by broadening their understanding of and involvement in issues and opportunities facing the state.

Each year LNC recruits committed individuals interested in learning more about their state and connecting with fellow leaders. Through innovative programming, LNC teaches these engaged citizens about the challenges and opportunities facing North Carolina and offers tools to turn their knowledge into action for the benefit of the state.

LNC promotes ongoing networking and education among alumni and current program participants through its monthly Lunch and Learn series, service opportunities within the Red Thread project, and the annual LNC Forum.

Latest News/Press

Apply Now to Join LNC Class XXV!

LNC invites current and emerging leaders to apply for Leadership North Carolina Class XXV (2017 – 2018).  Each year, through a competitive application process, LNC selects a class of 50 – 55 individuals to participate in this prestigious program.

The LNC program offers a unique opportunity for leaders from across the state to expand their personal and professional networks while learning about Read More

LNC Celebrates Graduation of Class XXIV

On May 11, 2017, Leadership North Carolina celebrated the graduation of LNC Class XXIV with a ceremony in the Old House Chamber of the North Carolina State Capitol. The event was attended by friends, family, and colleagues of the graduates as well as by LNC board members and alumni.
For fifty-five outstanding leaders from across the state, the day served to commemorate a journey they startedRead More

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