Leadership Wake Forest is for local professionals who are interested in exploring leadership skills, connecting with Wake Forest’s top influencers, and discovering ways to make a difference in the community. Participants meet once a month for nine months (September 2021-May 2022) of high-level interactive sessions, panel discussions and informal Q&A forums. They receive in-depth instruction on such subjects as the town’s history and government structure, the economic development landscape, the local educational arena, and the ins and outs of volunteerism, among other topics. In addition, the curriculum is supplemented with on-site tours to a variety of area businesses, hands-on activities and simulations, and is capped off with a group philanthropic project benefiting a local non-profit institution.
At the conclusion of the Leadership Wake Forest program, participants should have:
Enhanced their knowledge of, and commitment to, the Wake Forest area;
Developed leadership skills and formed beneficial professional relationships;
Have a deeper understanding of the forces and trends affecting the community’s development, and the importance of enhanced cooperation among local businesses in advancing the town’s political, cultural and economic agenda; and,
Embraced the opportunity to expand their involvement in community affairs and be open to exploring and assuming new leadership responsibilities.
The Leadership Wake Forest program is tuition-based. The cost for each academic year, which begins in September, is $750 for Wake Forest Area Chamber members and $900 for non-members. Applications will be available in July 2021. We have 24 spots available. Please submit your application before the deadline of August 16, 2021.
Scholarships are available! Leadership Wake Forest has two main scholarships: the Carolyn Furr Community Scholarship and the Small Business Scholarship. Scholarships are also due August 16, 2021.
Date and Time
Thursday Jul 15, 2021 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM EDT
Via Zoom Click here to register
After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the event.