Advanced Leadership Corps

This is an application-based course. Applications for the 2024 offering are now open and are due on November 10, 2023. 

Beginning on Sunday afternoon, February 4, and ending after lunch on Friday, February 9, the residential component of the Advanced Leadership Corps is held at the Rizzo Center on the campus of UNC-Chapel Hill.

ALC is an immersive personal development program comprised of three parts:

Part 1: The coach comes to you! In advance of the course, you will complete an assessment designed to give you insights into your leadership style. You will receive a preliminary one-on-one session with a coach that is scheduled at a time and place you select. The focus of this coaching is to work on your oral presentation skills. You will learn how to hold an audience’s attention and begin to craft your personal leadership vision. 

Part 2: Residential leadership program In this week-long intensive course, you will create strong and lasting relationships with your fellow participants as you learn together in a series of activities that will strengthen your ability to effectively lead and govern. Sessions are held each day, and you will work together all day and most evenings.

Part 3: Follow-up leadership coaching Every participant receives two additional sessions with a professional executive coach. An experienced coach will help you interpret the feedback you received from your multi-rater leadership assessments. This personal leadership coaching will help you delve further into your own behaviors and practices in a way that strengthens your capacity to lead others.

Added Benefit: Upon completion, you become part of an extensive alumni network called ambassadors and attend future ambassadors’ events tuition free.

Who Should Attend:

This unique three-part course is open to local elected officials, including county commissioners, municipal elected officials, school board members and members of American Indian tribal councils.  

The program is limited to 24 participants. Any experienced local elected leader is encouraged to apply, with preference being given to those who have served more than one term of office.

What You Will Learn: 
• Improve your ability to inspire others to work toward a shared vision
• Develop deeper insights into what it means to lead and govern in the public sector
• Reflect on leadership as a skill to be learned and a relationship to be nurtured
• Learn to observe and adapt to others’ communication styles to form more effective relationships

Our Goal and Vision:

By offering this immersive course it is our goal to enable you to become an extraordinary and inspiring leader in your community, region, and state.

Our Vision is to form a dynamic and sustainable local elected leadership network across the state.

We Expect from You:

In exchange for this opportunity, we expect from you:
• Complete all advance assignments
• Commit to spending a week in Chapel Hill February 5th-10th
• Attend and participate in all events
• Share with others and respect differences
• Be fully present

Course Cost:

Thanks to generous support from our sponsors, The North Carolina Association of County Commissioners (NCACC) and Empower (formerly Prudential), the fee to attend is only $875. Included in the fee are registration, material, meals, and accommodations . To apply to join the program, please click here. 

Watch the video below to hear what past ALC participants think about the program! 




The North Carolina Association of County Commissioners provides cost offsets for county elected officials to attend LELA courses. For information on this discount please click the link below.

There currently are no scheduled offerings of this course.



2024 Agenda (pdf, 187 KB)
For all registration questions, resetting passwords, or login issues please contact:

Dale Zuckert

Assistant Registrar
For questions regarding course details, including location, schedule, materials, and continuing education credits, please contact:

Jennifer Fulton

Program Manager, Management, Administration, and Leadership Group
Assistant Professor of Leadership and Governance