The mission of Leadership Winston-Salem – educating, connecting and energizing leaders to serve and improve the community – guides everything they do. Their programs are all about building strong, lasting relationships with other leaders, learning more about our community, and being inspired to make a difference in our community.
Leadership Winston-Salem, a 501(c)(3) tax-exempt charitable organization, began in 1984 by Thomas K. Hearn, Jr., Julius H. Corpening and C. Edward Pleasants, to increase the understanding and commitment to the city’s future during a time of significant change.
Leadership Winston-Salem’s Flagship Program is designed to ignite community leaders with a mission of educating, connecting and energizing leaders to serve and improve the community. Likened to a “community MBA,” participants benefit through active engagement, attending one Program Day each month and working in Action Learning teams to address an actual dilemma faced by a local agency.
The program challenges participants to increase their personal and collective capacity to transform the community through civic engagement, servant leadership and building social capital. Components include:
- Informative sessions with community leaders
- Experiential group activities
- Relationship building/networking opportunities
- Opportunities for honoring all aspects of diversity
- Action Learning Projects addressing community needs
- Emphasis on servant leadership
Since 1984, Leadership Winston-Salem continues to provide life-changing experiences, including unparalleled networking opportunities and a learning environment comprised of participants who want to make a positive impact in the community.
Leadership Winston Salem
624 West 6th Street, Suite 110
Winston-Salem, NC 27101-1361