Leadership Alamance is a dynamic nine-month program designed to cultivate inclusive leadership through educating current and emerging leaders about the diverse fabric of Alamance County – its infrastructure, resources, and challenges. The program aims to empower participants to embrace belonging as an integral component of effective leadership and community development.

Throughout the program, the cohort engages in monthly field days, immersing themselves in various aspects of Alamance County, including its rich local history, government structures, educational institutions, justice and safety systems, health and human services, recreation and cultural arts programs, and the economic landscape. These field days are designed to promote understanding of and appreciation for the breadth of perspectives and experiences within this community.

At the core of the Leadership Alamance curriculum lies the principle of community leadership and trusteeship. The class grows in awareness and understanding of their community and also develops valuable relationships within and new perspectives of Alamance County. True leadership extends beyond individual achievement to encompass a commitment to serving the broader community, therefore this program emphasizes the importance of inclusive leadership practices and equitable decision-making processes in driving positive change.

The commitment of the cohort each year to both the success of the community and to their personal growth is a cardinal strength of the program. Individuals representing various civic, business, and public interests and backgrounds throughout Alamance County are selected to participate based not only on demonstrated leadership achievements and community involvement so far, but also on a commitment to applying their leadership capacities for the long-term benefit of Alamance County.

Participants are required to devote time to an overnight retreat, monthly sessions from September through May, and a closing retreat. There is a strict attendance expectation. Prior to each field day, participants complete a prerequisite. In the spring, the cohort undertakes a Community Learning Project(s), based on proposals received from area nonprofits and connections made through the program, aimed at addressing issues related to diversity, equity, inclusion, and belonging in Alamance County.

We are committed to making the program accessible to all potential participants. There is a tuition fee to participate of $1,300.00 for Chamber Investors and $1,600.00 for non-investors. This covers the full cost of the program, including all transportation, retreats, meals, and activities. Select tuition assistance is available to ensure financial constraints do not hinder participation, particularly for individuals from underrepresented backgrounds or organizations with limited resources. Please see the link below for further details. Participants must have the full support of their employer or sponsoring organizations, and resources are available upon request to help participants secure backing for their involvement.

By participating in Leadership Alamance, individuals will not only expand their knowledge and perspectives of Alamance County but also develop the skills and mindset necessary to lead inclusively and contribute meaningfully to this community’s success and well-being. We hope you will join us on this journey.

Important Dates

Application Deadline – Friday, June 28, 2024
Applicants Notified of Status – Monday, August 12, 2024
Applicants Notified of Scholarship Status – Monday, August 12, 2024
Tuition Due – Friday, August 30, 2024

2024 – 2025 Program Calendar

Class of 2025 Application

Class of 2025 Tuition Assistance Request


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, overnight retreat, closing retreat, and graduation. Applications available in April.

Contact Info

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

Class of 2024


LA Class of 2024 History Day


LA Class of 2024 Economic Development Day


LA Class of 2024 Public Safety Day