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Leadership Fayetteville

Leadership Fayetteville, a program exclusive to the Greater Fayetteville Chamber, provides experiential learning opportunities for business professionals to gain an intimate understanding of the City and County's pressing issues and discover the hidden gems that define our unique community. For 36 years, the Chamber has upheld the belief that a thriving community relies on effective leadership. The Leadership Fayetteville program, with over 900 alumni, goes beyond its duration to foster enduring connections among participants, contributing value to their respective organizations. By immersing individuals in the community and facilitating interactions with diverse leaders, Leadership Fayetteville not only nurtures leaders but also sparks progress in the Fayetteville/Cumberland County/Ft. Liberty area.

Leadership is not a destination; it is a continuous journey of self-discovery and improvement. The challenges we face as a community require leaders who are not only well-informed but also compassionate, innovative, and dedicated to the common good.  Graduates will carry the lessons learned in Leadership Fayetteville with them as they embrace the responsibility that comes with leadership, and remember that true leadership is about empowering others, creating positive change, and leaving a lasting legacy for generations to come.

Cost of the class is $950 and includes:   Application and Payment Deadline:  June 30, 2024 (EOD)

  • 9 full days of experiential learning
  • Breakfast, Lunch and Snacks
  • Transportation
  • Class Shirt
  • Class Portfolio

Contact Jenny Proctor at 910-483-8133 Ext 6700 or for more information.

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Program Structure

Each class day will begin with a leadership development presentation from Timothy Nigh of Anvil Development followed by a day of site visits with guest speakers based on that particular day's theme.

September 11 - Class Team Building Retreat

October 9 - Community Impact (Nonprofits): Dedicated to nonprofit exploration, participants visit various organizations, interact with staff, volunteers, and engage in service projects to grasp their impact firsthand.

November 13 - Arts, Entertainment, and History: Participants immerse in the cultural scene, visiting museums, theaters, meeting artists, and learning about arts' role in community identity.

December 11 - First Responders: Highlights the critical work of police, firefighters, and paramedics. Participants visit emergency facilities, engaging in simulations to understand first responders' challenges.

January 8 - Government and Media: Participants engage with local government officials, gaining insights into municipal and county governance. They also explore media's role in shaping public discourse, visiting news outlets, meeting journalists, and understanding media challenges in the digital age.

February 12 - Education: Participants visit educational institutions, meeting educators, students, and administrators to understand local education challenges and its role in socioeconomic development.

March 12 - Health and Medicine: Delving into the healthcare system, participants visit hospitals, clinics, meet healthcare providers, and understand community health issues and wellness efforts.

April 9 - Economic Drivers: Focuses on local economic landscape, meeting business leaders, entrepreneurs, and understanding economic growth factors.

May 14 - Military: Participants visit Ft. Liberty, learning its significance locally and nationally.


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