About Leadership North Carolina

Leadership North Carolina (LNC) works with state luminaries to improve North Carolina’s quality of life through visionary hands-on programming that integrates the areas of economic development, education, environment, government, health and human services, and inclusive leadership. Since 1995, LNC has offered a series of cutting-edge programs to current and emerging leaders from all corners of the state. Through seven two-and-a-half-day sessions held in locations from the mountains to the coast, LNC participants gain knowledge and build networks that they can leverage personally, professionally, and for the benefit of the state and its people.


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.


LNC works with a variety of individuals across multiple industries and the private and public sectors to develop leaders who want to drive improvements and influence outcomes. The program takes a comprehensive, integrated approach that showcases how its six focus areas are deeply intertwined. Program participants collaborate on solving real challenges, and they roll up their sleeves to volunteer in ways that enrich and support citizens across the state.

Leadership North Carolina is ideal for individuals who are seeking groundbreaking ideas and hands-on opportunities to make North Carolina an even better place to live. Participation in the prestigious LNC program is open to all residents of North Carolina, and LNC boasts a diverse blend of leaders in its alumni ranks. LNC has proudly served more than 1,400 alumni representing all 100 counties across North Carolina.

Through Leadership North Carolina, leaders turn their collective knowledge into bold action.

100 County Initiative

Thanks to the generosity and vision of BlueCrossBlueShield of North Carolina, LNC has launched our 100 County Initiative.

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