• Executive Leadership

  • Executive Leadership 2013Photo credit: Donn Young - Chapel Hill/Orange County Visitors Bureau

    • Sunday, June 9-Tuesday, June 11


    Summer 2013, our Chamber and Partnership for a Sustainable Community expand our Leadership Chapel Hill-Carrboro program to include 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.


    Participants and their guests meet Sunday, June 9 at the Ackland Art Museum for an evening reception, and begin class at The Carolina Inn Monday, June 10. Program participants move around Chapel Hill and Carrboro Monday and Tuesday, and stay overnight at The Carolina Inn. Check out our detailed schedule below.


    Through exchange of ideas and community experiences, Executive 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.



    Sponsorships available for $500-$1,950. Contact Chela Tu at ctu@carolinachamber.org or (919) 3507-9990.


    Leadership Chapel Hill-Carrboro

    Interested in more community involvement? Or in sending employees through a similar program? 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. Learn more.


    Executive Leadership 2013 Schedule

    Schedule subject to slight changes.


    Sunday, June 9

    6-9 p.m. - Ackland Art Museum: Cocktail hour, program introduction, and arts activity for participants and their guests


    Monday, June 10

    7:30-9 a.m. - The Carolina Inn: Breakfast and State of the Community Report


    9 a.m.-Noon - Community bus tour with stops at East 54, UNC Hospitals, UNC Chapel Hill, and Northside Neighborhood

    Invited Guests: Delores Bailey, EmPOWERment; Gary Park, UNC Hospitals; Roger Perry, East West Partners; Hudson Vaughn, the Jackson Center


    Noon-2 p.m. - Community House

    Invited Guest: Chris Moran, Inter-Faith Council for Social Service


    2-3 p.m. - Local Government Conversation at Carrboro Town Hall

    Invited Guests: Mayor Mark Chilton, Town of Carrboro; Representative Valerie Foushee, NC General Assembly; Commissioner Barry Jacobs, Orange County; Mayor Mark Kleinschmidt, Town of Chapel Hill


    3-4 p.m. - Physical Growth and Development Conversation at Carrboro Town Hall

    Invited Guests: Dwight Bassett, Town of Chapel Hill; Craig Benedict, Orange County


    4:30-5:30 p.m. - Education Conversation at DSI Comedy

    Invited Guests: Dr. Thomas Forcella, Chapel Hill-Carrboro City Schools; Dr. William Ingram, Durham Technical Community College


    5:30-6:30 p.m. - Community Challenges Conversation at DSI Comedy

    Invited Guests: Chief Chris Blue, Chapel Hill Police Department; Nancy Coston, Orange County Department of Social Services; Robert Dowling, Community Home Trust


    7:30-8:30 p.m. - Dinner in the Tank Room, Top of the Hill, followed by a downtown activity


    Overnight at The Carolina Inn


    Tuesday, June 11

    8-9:30 a.m. - Breakfast and Conversation at The Carolina Inn

    Invited Guests: Meg McGurk, Chapel Hill Downtown Partnership; Stephanie Perry, Justice United


    9:30-11 a.m. - Entrepreneurship Conversation at TOPO Distillery

    Invited Guests: Judith Cone, UNC Chapel Hill; Ted Zoller, UNC Kenan-Flagler Business School


    11 a.m.-Noon - Community Difference Making Conversation at the Sky Lounge at Greenbridge

    Invited Guest: Mayor Tom Stevens, Town of Hillsborough, Think Leadership Ideas


    Noon-2 p.m. - Graduation and Lunch at the Sky Lounge at Greenbridge