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 ten-month program consists of eight all-day sessions, an orientation social, a two-day retreat to begin the program, Work On Wilmington, and a graduation ceremony. The all-day sessions occur once a month from September through April. To complete the program successfully, each class member is expected to participate in the orientation/social, retreat, all monthly program sessions, Work On Wilmington and graduation. Participants come from corporate, business, education, professional, non-profit and governmental sectors.