The objective of Leadership Wilmington is to educate, challenge, and motivate leaders and future leaders to utilize their leadership skills to work for the betterment of our community. While exploring and learning about leadership skills, Leadership Wilmington participants will also discuss community issues and challenges, the dynamics of regional social and economic change, diversity and inclusion, and more. The class will come together to plan and execute Work on Wilmington, a day of community service aimed at the betterment of New Hanover County.
The 10-month program consists of eight all-day sessions, a two-day retreat to begin the program, Work on Wilmington, a half day session and a graduation ceremony. The all-day sessions occur once a month from September through April with a half-day session in May before graduation.
To complete the program successfully, each class member is expected to participate in the orientation, retreat, all monthly program sessions, Work On Wilmington and graduation. Participants come from corporate, business, education, professional, non-profit and governmental sectors.