Our Mission: To inform, develop, and engage committed leaders by broadening their understanding of and involvement in issues and opportunities facing the state.

Since 1995, we’ve worked with state luminaries to improve North Carolina’s quality of life through visionary programming.

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

Our Program

Equipping Leaders for Our Future

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We work with individuals across 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 five 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.

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Our Five Focus Areas

An Integrated Approach

GOVERNMENT

GOVERNMENT

State and local representatives present on their work and provide interactive legislative and budgeting simulations to offer participants new insight into the legislative process.

EDUCATION

EDUCATION

Teachers, administrators, policy makers, and experts share perspectives on the structure of the state’s education systems, and participants evaluate funding streams, explore demographic trends, and assess the impact our state’s educational system has on other sectors.

HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES

HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES

Simulations and presenters guide participants through the issues around health care costs and the role organizations play to support a healthy population. Hospitals to nonprofits to insurance providers, we discuss it all.

ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT

ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT

Participants learn the opportunities and challenges facing North Carolina’s economic growth as economic developers, business owners, and policy experts outline the principles and priorities of economic development.

ENVIRONMENT

ENVIRONMENT

Tours, interactive exercises, and presentations from experts help participants navigate the pros and cons of a variety of energy options, learn about the policy dynamics at play, and see examples of sustainability and cutting-edge research in action.

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Our Alumni

Telling the LNC story

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Brenda Williams, Class XXI
Deputy Treasurer, Unclaimed Property Division
North Carolina Department of State Treasurer


“Although I have lived in NC my entire life, through LNC I learned so much that I did not know about unique challenges facing our state.  LNC created an environment in which I was able to brainstorm alongside an impressive group of leaders from diverse experiences, to identify opportunities to make our state a great place to live for all its residents. The vast professional network I gained through LNC has been a tremendous benefit.  Friends and mentors from Class XXI as well as other classes continue to inspire me to reach deeper to use my skills and resources to make a difference.”

Will Parry-Hill, Class XX
Manager of Government and Industry Relations

North Carolina Housing Finance Agency


“Leadership North Carolina is one of the most rewarding experiences I have had in my career and continues to pay dividends every day. LNC provides an unparalleled opportunity to connect with servant leaders who share a common goal of making our great state even better, take deep dives into the policy issues that matter to our community, and forge lasting relationships. I’m grateful that I was afforded the experience, and thankful to be a part of the LNC community.”

Callee Boulware, Class XXIV
Executive Director
Reach Out and Read Carolinas


“The LNC experience has transformed the way I approach my work in NC.  My exposure to new content, not generally a part of my professional work, has deepened my understanding of how seemingly disconnected areas truly do connect.  Perhaps most importantly, I have developed strong and lasting relationships with amazing leaders across the State, and continue to be encouraged, motivated, and inspired by the work of LNC graduates.  As I run into alums across the state, our shared experience provides a great bond and an open door for working together to make a strong North Carolina.  I am deeply grateful for my LNC experience.”

Mike Barnes, Class XX
Principal/Regional Director
THOMAS & HUTTON


“Being a native to North Carolina, I assumed I knew as much about North Carolina as anyone upon being selected as a member of Class XX of Leadership North Carolina.  I was pleasantly surprised to be totally wrong.  From my first day of class through my time as a board member, alumni co-chair, guest speaker, and now an active alum, I continue to learn more every day about our great state and how great our alumni are at LNC.  The relationships that I have made from all over the state have enriched both my professional and personal lives.  I am still amazed at the willingness of LNC alum to pick up the phone whenever you call.  It is truly an honor to be a part of this family.”

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The LNC Connection Continues

Leveraging Leaders Across Classes

UPCOMING
EVENTS

Upcoming-Events
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ALUMNI
DIRECTORY

Alumni-Portal
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LNC
FORUM

LNC-Forum
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ALUMNI
SPOTLIGHT

Spotlight
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Giving to North Carolina’s Leaders

Advance Our Cause

We’ve equipped 1,200 leaders across 96 counties to shape our shared future. This critical work is supported by the generosity of individual and corporate donors. To continue to expand our impact, we rely on our community stakeholders to invest in our cause. Will you join us?

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Our Sponsors

Investing in the Future

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