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, the environment, and inclusive leadership. LNC takes a comprehensive, integrated approach that showcases how its focus areas are deeply intertwined.

Seven 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.

The application for LNC Class 32 will be open until midnight on June 24, 2024.  Visit the Apply page for details and a link to the program application.

Our Six Pillars

GOVERNMENT

North Carolina state and local policy makers, experts, and influencers discuss political trends and the process of governing. These leaders present interactive legislative and budgeting simulations to our participants.

EDUCATION

EDUCATION

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

INCLUSIVE LEADERSHIP

INCLUSIVE LEADERSHIP

Participants explore strategies to create inclusive environments and lead across cultural, demographic, and philosophical differences.

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 seven 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.

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