Leadership Alamance is a comprehensive nine-month program designed to cultivate leadership through educating 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 and human services, recreation and cultural arts programs, and our economic base. Community leadership and trusteeship forms the foundation of the curriculum. Class investors not only grow in awareness and understanding of our community, but also develop valuable relationships within and new perspectives of Alamance County.

The commitment of the participants to the success of our community and to their personal growth is the primary strength of the program. Each year approximately 30 individuals representing various civic, business and public interests and backgrounds throughout Alamance County are selected to participate. The selection committee seeks participants who are most likely to apply their leadership capacities in community service for the long term benefit of Alamance County. Participants are selected upon their expressed commitment to the Leadership Alamance program, leadership achievements so far, community involvement, overall accomplishments, letters of recommendation, and desire for ongoing and expanded community responsibility.

Participants are required to devote two days for an overnight retreat, the third Thursday of each month from September through May, and one day for a closing retreat. Prior to each session, participants must complete a prerequisite. Before graduation day, class investors are required to undertake and complete a Community Learning Project. Class investors will determine their class project based on the project proposals received from area nonprofits and connections made through the program. 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 ($1,100.00 for chamber investors and $1,250.00 for non-chamber investors), which covers the full cost of the program – transportation, retreats, meals and activities. Limited scholarships are available.

Important Dates

Application Deadline – Friday, June 30, 2023
Applicants Notified of Status – Monday, August 7, 2023
Applicants Notified of Scholarship Status – Monday, August 7, 2023
Tuition Due – Friday, August 25, 2023

2023-2024 Program Calendar

Class of 2024 Application

2023-2024 Scholarship Request Form


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.

Contact Info

Please call: 336-228-1338 or email: info@alamancechamber.com for more information.

Class of 2023

LA 2023 Opening Retreat

LA 2023 Public Safety Day

LA 2023 Recreation, Arts & Tourism Day