Save the dates for Monday, Sept. 23-Wednesday, Dec. 4.
Leadership Chapel Hill-Carrboro celebrates 29 years in 2013!
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 10-week, intensive program designed to develop a continual pool of leadership talent for our Chapel Hill-Carrboro/Orange County community.
Participants meet Monday, Sept. 23 for an evening reception at The Siena Hotel, and begin class with an all-day retreat Wednesday, Sept. 25. The class continues to meet Wednesday mornings through Dec. 4 for half-day 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. Our last session is a graduation luncheon held Wednesday, Dec. 4 at The Siena Hotel.
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.
Leadership participants also complete the Community Passport, an agenda of community projects and exercises to enhance participants' knowledge of our community. Passport activities include:
Taking public transportation
Attending a public meeting
Hosting a dinner prepared with ingredients grown locally
Volunteering at the Inter-Faith Council for Social Service
Donating blood with the American Red Cross
Attending the 2nd Friday ArtWalk
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 2012 raised $2,500 for the Rogers-Eubanks Neighborhood Association (RENA) and Sacrificial Poets through a holiday market with local vendors held at the Horace Williams House in downtown Chapel Hill.
Registration opens for Leadership Chapel Hill-Carrboro in summer 2013 and scholarships are available. Contact Meg Branson at firstname.lastname@example.org or (919) 357-9977 for more information.
Sponsorships available for $400-$3,000. Contact Aubrey Fox Williams, director of sales and development, at email@example.com or (919) 967-7076.
Already a Leadership Chapel Hill-Carrboro Grad? Or need a more condensed format? Executive Leadership, a two-day conference designed to connect participants to our community's movers and shakers and generate meaningful dialogue among panelists and participants about government, education, community challenges, entrepreneurship and economic development, is for you! Learn more.
Check out the Leadership 2012 schedule below to get a taste of our workshops, team-building exercises and skills curriculum.
Topic One: People Mapping
Topic Two: Ropes Course
Invited Guests: Peter Metzner, Principal, Dynamic Change, Inc.; Bill DeLano, President, Triangle Training Center
Topic One: Community Orientation
Topic Two: Bus Tour by Destiny Transportation w/ lunch at Pazzo! in Southern Village
Invited Guests: Aaron Nelson, President & CEO, Chapel Hill-Carrboro Chamber of Commerce
Topic One: State of the Community Report
Topic Two: Public Speaking/Presentation Skills
Invited Guests: Aaron Nelson, President & CEO, Chapel Hill-Carrboro Chamber of Commerce; Dr. Susanne Gaddis, PhD, CSP, The Communications Doctor
Topic One: Non-Profit Board Service
Topic Two: Strategy Mapping
Invited Guests: Trudy Smith, Executive Director, Executive Service Corps of the Triangle; Mayor Tom Stevens, Town of Hillsborough, President, Think Leadership Ideas
Topic One: Writing for Advocacy
Topic Two: Human Services and Affordable Housing
Invited Guests: Margot Lester, Founder, The Word Factory; Delores Bailey, Director, EmPOWERment, Inc.; Nancy Coston, Director, Orange County Social Services; Robert Dowling, Executive Director, Community Home Trust; Chris Moran, Executive Director, Inter-Faith Council for Social Service; Pilar Rocha-Goldberg, Executive Director, El Centro Hispano
Topic One: Improv and Creativity in Leadership
Topic Two: Small Miracles Presentation
Invited Guests: Paula Pazderka, Artistic Director and School Manager, DSI Comedy; Aaron Nelson, President & CEO, Chapel Hill-Carrboro Chamber of Commerce
Topic One: Media Training
Topic Two: Economic Development
Invited Guests: Kevin Schwartz, General Manager, The Daily Tar Heel; Dwight Bassett, Economic Development Officer, Town of Chapel Hill; Steve Brantley, Economic Development Director, Orange County Economic Development Commission; Meg McGurk, Executive Director, Chapel Hill Downtown Partnership; Dottie Schmitt, Economic Development Specialist, Orange County; Annette Stone, Community and Economic Development Director, Town of Carrboro
Topic One: UNC, Town/Gown Relations, and UNC Hospitals
Topic Two: Elected Officials
Invited Guests: Linda Convissor, Director of Local Relations, UNC Chapel Hill; Will Leimenstoll, Student Body President, UNC Chapel Hill; Gary Park, President, UNC Hospitals; Chancellor Holden Thorp, UNC Chapel Hill; Mayor Mark Chilton, Town of Carrboro; Representative Verla Insko, NC General Assembly; Senator Ellie Kinnaird, NC General Assembly; Mayor Mark Kleinschmidt, Town of Chapel Hill; Commissioner Bernadette Pelissier, Chair, Orange County Board of Commisioners
Topic One: Crime, Justice and Mediation
Topic Two: Local Education System
Invited Guests: Chief Chris Blue, Town of Chapel Hill Police Department; Judge Joe Buckner, Chief District Court Judge; Frances Henderson, Executive Director, Dispute Settlement Center; Chief Carolyn Hutchison, Town of Carrboro Police Department; Chief Jeff McCracken, UNC Public Safety; Mia Burroughs, Chair, Chapel Hill-Carrboro City Schools Board of Education; Dr. Tom Forcella, Superintendent, Chapel Hill-Carrboro City Schools; Dr. William Ingram, President, Durham Technical Community College; Graig Meyer, Director of Student Equity and Volunteer Services, Chapel Hill-Carrboro City Schools; Patrick Rhodes, Superindendent, Orange County Schools