While the profiles of Chapel Hill and Carrboro are always in flux, there remains a constant need for talented leaders. Hosted by our Chamber and our Partnership for a Sustainable Community, Leadership Chapel Hill-Carrboro is a intensive program designed to develop a continual pool of leadership talent for our Chapel Hill-Carrboro/Orange County community.
Participants meet for an all-day retreat in April, and the class continues to meet the first Thursday of the month for a full day of workshops with today's leaders on the social, cultural, political, and economic facets of our community, as well as participate in team-building exercises and skills curriculum taught by local experts.
Through exchange of ideas, community experiences, and leadership skill-building sessions, Leadership participants begin to develop specific interests in the concerns of our community and emerge equipped with the skills and knowledge to positively affect our communities.
Registration and Scholarships
Register for 2017 Leadership Chapel Hill-Carrboro! Tuition is $1250 for Chamber members, and $1450 for non-members.
Scholarship support is available for Leadership Chapel Hill-Carrboro upon completing registration.
Leadership participants also complete the Community Passport, an agenda of community projects and exercises to enhance participants' knowledge of our community. Passport activities include:
Take public transportation
Attend a public meeting
Patrol ride-along with Chapel Hill/Carrboro Police Departments and Orange County Sheriff
- Choose One:
Take a selfie with five Orange County historical markers
Visit a local museum
Send an editorial to a local newspaper or speak about a local issue on WCHL or WCOM
Attend a local arts/music performance
Host a dinner prepared with ingredients from our local farmers' markets
Volunteer at the Inter-Faith Council for Social Service
Donate blood with the American Red Cross
Attend the 2nd Friday ArtWalk
Attend a sporting event on UNC campus
In addition to the Community Passport, Leadership participants also complete a Small Miracles group project, which pairs Leadership students with area non-profit organizations to learn about their missions and implement a fundraising plan to meet specific needs of those organizations.
Members of Leadership Chapel Hill-Carrboro 2015 raised $10,000 for Chamber member TABLE and for one Leadership Chapel Hill-Carrboro 2016 scholarship through a Casino Night at the Franklin Hotel.
Sponsorships available for $500-$3,000. Contact Chela Tu at email@example.com or (919) 357-9990
Leadership Chapel Hill-Carrboro 2017 Schedule
*Each session will run from 8:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m, exceptions listed below. Times are approximate.
Leadership Kickoff & Orientation – April 4, 2017 (Siena Hotel)
6 p.m.-8 p.m.
Reception with Participants, Alumni, and Friends
Week One - April 6, 2017 (Triangle Training Center)
8 a.m.-5 p.m.
Leadership Session: Setting the Leadership Framework
Skill Development Session: Up for the Challenge! Ropes Course!
Invited Guests: Mayor Tom Stevens, Owner, Think Leadership Ideas; Bill DeLano, President, Triangle Training Center
Week Two – May 4, 2017
Week Three – June 1, 2017
Week Four – July 6, 2017
Week Five – August 3, 2017
Week Six – September 7, 2017
Week Seven – September 28 & 29
The 2017 Leadership class will participate in the Chamber's State of the Community Report & Conference- a two day event. Leadership will conclude with a graduation ceremony, September 29.