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.

Leadership NC:
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

Don’t Miss Out: Be Part of LNC Class XXVI

With the Class XXV program year well under way, the LNC Team is already focused on recruiting the next class of exceptional leaders from across the state.  Winter is an excellent time to begin working LNC into schedules and budgets for 2018-2019.

Prospective candidates can see the dates and locations for Class XXVI on the Apply page of our website.  Completing the interest form on that pageRead More

Announcing the Members of LNC Class XXV

Leadership North Carolina is pleased to share the roster for LNC Class XXV (2017-2018) and to welcome these fifty-five outstanding leaders to the LNC program. These individuals represent the state’s business, government, education, and nonprofit sectors and reflect the diversity of the state from the mountains to the coast. They were selected from a competitive applicant pool based on theirRead More

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