Leadership Alamance, a nine-month program, educates current and emerging leaders about Alamance County – its infrastructure, resources and challenges. During monthly field days, students become familiar with local history, government, educational institutions, criminal justice and public safety systems, health & human services, recreation and cultural arts programs, and our economic base. Leadership skills and community trusteeship are an integral part of the curriculum. In addition to growing in awareness and understanding of our community, class members develop valuable contacts and communication networks within the community.
The quality of the participants is the primary strength of the program. The selection committee seeks to identify those individuals most likely to utilize their leadership capacities in community service for the long term benefit of Alamance County. Participants are selected after consideration of their leadership achievements, community involvement, overall accomplishments, recommendations, and ability to assume expanded community responsibility. Each year approximately 30 diverse students who represent the corporate, nonprofit and civic sectors of Alamance County are selected to participate.
Participants are required to devote a minimum of two days for an overnight retreat, the third Thursday of each month from September through May, and a one day closing retreat. Prior to each session, participants must complete a prerequisite. Before graduation day, class members are required to participate in a Community Learning Project. Class members will determine their class project based on the project proposals received from area nonprofits. Participants must have the full support of their employer or sponsoring organizations. Those who are unable to make the entire time commitment should not apply. There is a tuition fee to participate ($950.00 for chamber members and $1150.00 for non-chamber members). This tuition covers the full cost of the program – transportation, retreats, meals and activities.
Application Deadline – Friday, June 26
Applicants Notified of Status – Friday, August 3
Applicants Notified of Scholarship Status – Friday, August 3
Tuition Due – Friday, August 28
Leadership Alamance takes place the third Thursday of the month from 8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. In addition to monthly field days, participants take part in an orientation social, 2-day overnight retreat, closing retreat and graduation. Applications available in April.