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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Addressing the full scope of the state’s education system, from early childhood programs through post-graduate and technical training opportunities.

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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

LNC Receives Grants from Piedmont Natural Gas and Novant Health

LNC was awarded a $20,250 grant from Piedmont Natural Gas in support of LNC’s programming, focusing on the 2016 Leadership North Carolina Forum held on January 29 in Cary and the LNC Class XXIII Environment Session to be held in Asheville, April 12-14. In recognition of this grant, Piedmont Natural Gas was recognized as a Gold Sponsor of the 2016 Leadership North Carolina Forum and a Longleaf Pi…Read More

The Impact of Class XXIII

The members of LNC Class XXIII are just two-thirds of the way through their program year and they are already having an impact on their state.

This group of 55 leaders gathered in Raleigh in November for their first program session. Highlights of the Government session included a tour of the NC Correctional Institution for Women (NCCIW), a reception at the Executive Mansion with remarks from NC…Read More

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