Leadership Johnston

Building the future by building leaders

 ...working together to build a stronger future for Johnston County.


Leadership Johnston is a leadership development program sponsored by the Johnston County Association of Chambers of Commerce and Johnston Community College. The mission of the program is to enhance the leadership skills of people throughout Johnston County through a focused capacity building effort. The skills learned through the program are designed to help participants be more productive leaders in the workplace and to encourage active civic leadership as volunteers, volunteer leaders and holders of public office. There are eight, monthly, all day sessions beginning in October, plus a weekend retreat. Sessions will be held on the first Wednesday of each month. Session overviews are listed below:

Group Orientation (September)
The orientation will be a short session for the participants to have a chance to meet and get acquainted. The goals and structure of the program will be explained.

Skills Training
Explore and refine your leadership skills through literature, facilitator lead class discussions and assignments, and small group problem solving activities.

Team Building Retreat (October 9-10, 2015)
A mandatory team building weekend will take place in October. This is a time for the class to connect as a group and explore the skills necessary to work in a team environment.

Exploring Non-Profit Groups
Teams will explore the non-profit network in Johnston County and the contributions it makes locally.

Local Government
Teams will take an inside look at county and municipal government as well as attend a roundtable discussion with elected officials

Public Safety, Law & Order
Teams will look at issues facing the various law-enforcement agencies, look inside the 911 system and investigate the courts systems.

Educating for the Future
Teams will see the public, private and community college educational systems from the inside.

Health & Human Services
Teams will acquire a fresh understanding of health care, social services and the challenges faced by an aging population.

Business & Industry
Teams will see an overview of the top income producers for the county, present and projected.

Heritage and Tourism
Teams will experience first hand the sites that make living in Johnston County such a unique experience.

Graduation Banquet (June 2016)
The final session will be the graduation banquet.


Application and Cost
The course is designed for those who want to learn more about the community while developing and refining leadership skills. Course size is limited to 20 participants. A cost of $625 per person covers the retreat, materials, meals and transportation during the sessions.  Application deadline is July 31, 2015.

2015-2016 Leadership Johnston Application 

Scholarship Opportunities
There are several partcial scholarships available.  To apply, complete the scholarship application and submit with your Leadership Johnston application by July 31, 2015.

2015-2016 LJ Scholarship Application 

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