Leadership north carolina class XXV (2017 – 2018)

The roster for Leadership North Carolina Class XXV has been finalized (see below) and the program year will kick off in Boone on October 3, 2017.  Session details will be added to the pages listed below as they are finalized.

Prospective candidates interested in applying to a future LNC class may visit this page to review the Class XXVI program schedule and complete the Interest Form to stay informed about LNC events and the application process.



Class XXV Session Dates and locations

Orientation: Boone, October 3-5, 2017
Government: Raleigh, November 7-9, 2017
Education: Greensboro, December 5-7, 2017
Health and Human Services: Charlotte, February 6-8, 2018
Economic Development: Robeson County, March 6-8, 2018
Environment: Asheville, April 10-12, 2018
Planning Meeting/Graduation: Raleigh, May 10, 2018


Class Xxv general information

Orientation Schedule and Hotel Overview
Hotel Details for Full Program Year
Class XXV Program Brochure
Class XXV Program Protocols



  • Tuesday, October 3, 2:00 pm, through Thursday, October 5, at 12:15 pm.
  • An optional lunch is offered at 12:15 pm on Thursday.
  • Attendance at the full Orientation session is mandatory.  Failure to attend all of Orientation requires withdrawal from the program with no refund.

Monthly Sessions (November, December, February, March, and April)

  • Tuesday tour or activity 2:00 – 4:00 pm (optional)*
  • Tuesday reception 5:30 – 7:00 pm (optional)
  • Wednesday morning, lunch, and afternoon segments and class dinner
  • Thursday morning, lunch, and afternoon segments, adjourning around 4 pm

*Some optional activities may start earlier and/or run later than 2 – 4 pm.

All Wednesday and Thursday elements are mandatory.  LNC attendance policy allows participants to miss a limited number of segments.  See program protocols for more details.

Planning Meeting and Graduation and Awards Ceremony, Raleigh

  • The required planning committee meeting runs 8:00 am – 2:30 pm on Thursday, May 10, 2018.
  • The graduation and awards ceremony begins that afternoon at 4:00, with a reception immediately following.


Participation in Leadership North Carolina is a two-year commitment. The schedule for the first year is outlined above. Following graduation, each participant is required to serve on a planning committee for one of the five program sessions or play another role in preparing the program for the following class. There is one in-person meeting held the day of graduation (May 10, 2018). The remainder of the planning, research, and outreach to presenters is done by conference call (approximately one call per month) and email. Planning committee members are expected to attend the session they help plan.


General Program Information
LNC Alumni Rosters 

Please contact LNC program director Kelly Turner at kelly@leadershipnc.org with any questions.