LNC sessions are held in locations across North Carolina from October through May. After graduating, participants help plan content for the following program year.
Class XXVI (2018-2019) — Current Class
Orientation: Boone, October 2-4, 2018
Government: Raleigh, November 6-8, 2018
Education: Greensboro, December 4-6, 2018
Health and Human Services: Charlotte, February 5-7, 2019
Economic Development: Wilmington, March 5-7, 2019
Environment: Asheville, April 2-4, 2019
Planning Meeting/Graduation: Raleigh, May 9, 2019
Class XXVII (2019-2020) — Next Class
Orientation: Boone, October 1-3, 2019
Government: Raleigh, November 5-7, 2019
Education: Greensboro, December 3-5, 2019
Health and Human Services: Charlotte, February 4-6, 2020
Economic Development: New Bern, March 3-5, 2020
Environment: Asheville, March 31-April 2, 2020
Planning Meeting/Graduation: Raleigh, May 14, 2020
General Session Structure for Year 1
- Tuesday at 1:30 pm through Thursday at 12:30 pm
- Optional lunch on Thursday at 12:30 pm
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). Start and end times may vary slightly.
- Tuesday reception 5:30 – 7:00 pm (optional)
- Wednesday morning and afternoon programming and class dinner*
- Thursday morning and afternoon programming, adjourning around 3 pm*
*All Wednesday and Thursday elements are required. The LNC attendance policy allows participants to miss a limited number of segments throughout the program year.
Planning Meeting and Graduation Ceremony (May)
- Required Planning Meeting: 8:00 am – 2:30 pm.
- Graduation Ceremony: 4:00 – 5:30, reception immediately following.
Planning Committee Participation for Year 2
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. 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.