The application period for LNC Class XXVIII is now closed. This page will be updated and made available when the application period for Class XXIX (2021-2022) opens on May 20, 2021.


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COVID-19 Program Adjustments for Class XXVIII

During these challenging and tumultuous times, the connections, context, and rich exchange of ideas that are hallmarks of Leadership North Carolina are more critical than ever.  The upcoming year of the prestigious LNC program will be offered in a manner that provides an exceptional experience while prioritizing the health and safety of participants, partners, and staff.

To reflect the combination of virtual and in-person programming, the program fee for Class XXVIII has been reduced to $4,675.  The hybrid presentation model also offers savings to class members through reduced travel costs and travel time for the 2020 sessions. This presents a unique opportunity for those who might not otherwise be able to participate. We hope many will take advantage of these unusual times to become part of the Leadership North Carolina network. Please use the link below to find more details on the year ahead.

Application Overview

The application period for Leadership North Carolina Class XXVIII (2020-21) is now open. Applications will be accepted through Wednesday, July 1, 2020. Completed applications must include:

  • Submission of the online application, including a brief bio and a photo (photo is optional)
  • Two letters of recommendation submitted directly to Leadership North Carolina by your references
  • Payment of the $75 application fee.
  • Candidates wishing to be considered for our limited scholarship funds must also complete the separate scholarship application.

Applicants will be notified by email when all of their materials, including their recommendation letters, have been received. Applications will be reviewed by LNC’s selection committee in July and invitations to participate in LNC Class XXVIII will be extended by early August.

Before completing the application, be sure you are familiar with structure, schedule, and content of the LNC program by exploring the links below. Some organizations have an internal process for selecting their applicant(s) for Leadership North Carolina.  We recommend checking with whoever handles the LNC partnership for your organization to make sure you are following your organization’s protocols.

Completing the Application
Use the links below to complete the application and payment process and to share the recommendation form with your references. All materials must be submitted by July 1, 2020, for your application to be considered. Please contact Kelly Turner at with any questions.


Application Tips

  • Save your work frequently by checking the “Save my progress and resume later” box at the top of each page.
  • You will be asked to enter an email address and enter and confirm a password each time you save your work.  You may use the same email address and password each time.
  • Compose your narrative responses in a separate document and paste them into the application.  This creates an extra level of backup for your longer responses.
  • Be sure to share the recommendation letter request link (below) with your two references as soon as possible so they can submit letters before the July 1 deadline.


LNC Class XXVIII Program Application

LNC Class XXVIII Scholarship Application

Recommendation Letter Request Form
Please share this link with your references

Application Fee Payment
Fee should be paid after application is submitted

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