Overview

LNC sessions are held from October through May. After graduating, participants help plan content for the next program year.

Due to the ongoing impacts of COVID-19, the Class XXIX program will be presented through a hybrid format. The fall 2021 sessions will be hosted on our virtual platform. We will return to in-person programming for the spring 2022 sessions.

The program fee for Class XXIX is $5,500.  This fee covers session materials and programming as well as meals during in-person sessions.  Accommodations and travel expenses for the in-person sessions are the responsibility of each participant.

Year 1: Class XXIX Schedule

Orientation: Virtual, October 5-7, 2021
Government: Virtual, November 2-4, 2021
Education: Virtual, December 7-9, 2021
Health and Human Services: Charlotte, February 1-3, 2022
Economic Development: Beaufort/MHC, March 1-3, 2022
Environment: Asheville, April 5-7, 2022
Planning Meeting/Graduation: Raleigh, May 11-12, 2022

Year 1: Class XXIX Program Structure

Virtual Orientation (October)

  • Tuesday programming 2:00 – 4:30 pm.
  • Tuesday reception 5:00 – 6:00 pm.
  • Wednesday programming 8:30 am – 3:30 pm.
  • Thursday programming 8:30 am – 2:30 pm.

Participation in the full Orientation session is mandatory. Missing any element of Orientation requires withdrawal from the program with no refund.

 

Virtual Program Sessions (November, December)

  • Tuesday tour or activity 2:00 – 4:30 pm (optional).  Start and end times may vary slightly.
  • Tuesday reception 5:00 – 6:00 pm (optional).
  • Wednesday programming 8:30 am – 4:00 pm.
  • Thursday programming 8:30 am – 2:30 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.

 

In-Person Program Sessions (February, March, and April)

  • Tuesday tour or activity 2:00 – 4:30 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)

  • Wednesday Reflections Session: 2:00 – 5:00 pm the afternoon before graduation.
  • Thursday Required Planning Meeting: 8:30 am – 3:00 pm.
  • Thursday Graduation Ceremony: 4:00 – 5:30, reception immediately following.

 

Time Commitment Outside Sessions

Each participant will be assigned to a Learning Team for the program year. Learning Teams schedule 1-hour-long phone calls between each session (monthly from October through May). Calls are optional but encouraged. For some sessions, participants are asked to review materials in advance to enhance the session experience. Participants may also join monthly Class Connections phone calls facilitated by LNC.  There are no other requirements outside the scheduled session programming.

Year 2: Planning for Class XXX

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.

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