Programs & Events

Leadership Charlotte

The Leadership Charlotte program is our flagship program and is a “backstage” pass to the Charlotte community.  It is a two-part program, starting with ten, once-a-month program days where approximately 50 participants explore current issues with a variety of community leaders.  The program is complete after participants serve on a committee that coordinates one of these program days for the incoming class. (More information)

Click here to apply for Class 39!

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ENCOUNTER Charlotte is a two-day orientation to Charlotte and to community leadership. This program is open to newcomers to Charlotte and to anyone who simply wants to get involved in our community.  Participants learn first hand from a wide range of community leaders about what makes Charlotte work.  Participants will come away with new relationships, a greater knowledge of our local community, and specific ways they can make a difference in our community. (More information)

Click here to apply for our Spring 2017 ENCOUNTER!

Legacy Awards

Every year Leadership Charlotte honors Charlotte’s stars: those people who make our community a better place to live. A legacy is a gift left behind meant to nurture what remains. Leadership Charlotte hopes to leave a community leadership legacy through our alumni from the past 38 years. Additionally, the stellar work of our Legacy Award honorees signifies legacies that will make Charlotte shine for years to come. (More information)