Since 1995, Leadership North Carolina has provided cutting-edge programming to current and emerging leaders from across the state. Every summer LNC selects a class of engaged citizens to learn about issues related to government, economic development, health and human services, education, and the environment. LNC takes a comprehensive, integrated approach that showcases how its focus areas are deeply intertwined.

Six two-day sessions are held from October to May in a variety of locations that highlight the geographic, economic, and cultural diversity of the state. Sessions combine presentations, tours, experiential learning activities, and facilitated dialogue. Program participants explore solutions to real challenges and identify where they can best have an impact.

Our Five Focus Areas

GOVERNMENT

State and local policy makers, experts, and influencers discuss political trends and the process of governing and present interactive legislative and budgeting simulations.

EDUCATION

EDUCATION

Teachers, administrators, and other decision makers and experts share perspectives on the state’s education systems as they help participants evaluate funding streams, explore demographic trends, and assess the impact of education on other sectors.

HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES

HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES

Presentations, dialogue, and a unique simulation explore issues around health care costs, social determinants of health, and ways various sectors can support a healthy population.

ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT

ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT

Participants explore the diversity of economic drivers and resources in the state as they learn about opportunities, challenges, and the principles behind sound economic development.

ENVIRONMENT

ENVIRONMENT

Leaders and innovators present the trade-offs of a variety of energy options, discuss the dynamics at play in environmental policy and regulation, and share examples of sustainability and cutting-edge research in action.

Our Format

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Each class of leaders attends six two-day sessions during the LNC program year. Sessions combine presentations, tours, experiential learning activities, and facilitated dialogue to educate participants about challenges and opportunities facing the state.

The LNC program supports the exploration of multiple perspectives in a safe and respectful environment. LNC class members build their personal and professional networks as they work to turn knowledge into action and leverage resources for the benefit of the state and its people.

Questions about the LNC program? Contact program director Kelly Turner at kelly@leadershipnc.org or (919) 803-5325.