Advanced Leadership Corps

ALC is an immersive personal development program comprised of three parts: one-on-one oral presentation skills coaching, a six-day residential leadership development program, and post-program one-on-one leadership coaching. Beginning on Sunday afternoon, February 5, and ending after lunch on Friday, February 10, the residential component of the Advanced Leadership Corps is held at the Rizzo Center on the campus of UNC-Chapel Hill.

Part 1: Oral Presentation Skills Coaching – The coach comes to you! This preliminary session will take place in before the program begins and is scheduled at a time and place you select. 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 most evenings.

Part 3: Post-program Leadership Coaching – 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.

Our Goal: Enable you to become an extraordinary and inspiring leader in your community, region, and the state

Our Vision: Form a dynamic and sustainable local elected leadership network across the state

What to expect:
• 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

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

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.

Thanks to generous support from Prudential, the fee to attend is only $500. 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 click here.

Additional information



The program consists of three parts:

  1. Advance work: You will complete assessments in advance designed to give you insight into your leadership style.
  2. On-site program: The program runs from Sunday evening to Friday afternoon at the Rizzo Center in Chapel Hill. We will work together all day and most evenings.
  3. Follow-up coaching: Every participant receives two sessions with a professional executive coach. 










2020 Agenda (pdf, 571 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:

Jessica Khan

Program Manager, Leadership Group
Albert and Gladys Coates Distinguished Term Professor of the Practice in Public Leadership and Organizational Development, Director, Center for Public Leadership and Governance
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