The program challenges each participant not only to be an effective and influential leader within their own organization but to lead within our greater community through personal commitment and involvement.

Leadership Statesville has educated and equipped hundreds of Statesville residents since 1988 with information about the social, economic, and political dynamics of our community.

    Mission Statement

    Leadership Statesville exists to cultivate and connect the leadership community in Statesville and Iredell County by:

    1. Providing hands on leader development, education and local connections in order to optimize participant impact in their businesses, non-profits and the community at large.
    2. Enhancing growth by connecting to state and regional leadership resources and providing alumni avenues to use individual strengths and talents to benefit our local area.

    Training business and professional people to assume community leadership roles is one way to ensure a continuing pipeline of leadership talent. Since 1988, hundreds of local community leaders have participated in Leadership Statesville.

    Leadership Statesville 2020 Class Photos - see more photos here

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    Leadership Statesville Testimonial

    “I have seen the value in our Leadership Statesville program soar with the addition of Nicole and Vibrant Coaching.  By offering more formalized leadership training we are enriching our program through the presentation of concepts that some of our participants have never been exposed to before.  Nicole is empowering our future community leaders by providing additional tools for them to use and share. “

    Charles E. Ashe, Leadership Statesville Advisory Board

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    What to expect during Leadership Statesville

    Leadership Statesville partners with Vibrant Coaching to provide hands on leadership development.  Each participant is given a Path Element Profile that helps them discover who they are at the core.

    A diverse group of existing and potential leaders is assembled for the program to better understand themselves,  their peers,  their community, and more. 

    The program includes the following key elements:

    Orientation/Retreat—to review the year long experience and to set the stage for growth.  The class is able to create their own identity, build a strong bond with each other, and begin to gain a solid understanding of how to work together as growing leaders. 

    Day Sessions—one session per month totaling 7 individual, full day sessions designed to explore various aspects of the community that often dive into local issues, areas of community need, and current community resources.  Participants will see aspects of the community they might not have seen before as well as have the opportunity to interact with various community and business leaders. 

    In total, the program is a 9 month stretch to grow personally and professionally and to prepare to be a more effective leader in the community.  The program concludes with a graduation reception to honor the participants and to encourage them to take the next step in their leadership journey. 

    The program expectations require about 10-15 hours per month through the full day monthly sessions, group project commitment, and other outside learning experiences throughout the program.   Eligibility for graduation requires not missing more than 1 full session, 2 half sessions, 3 tardys, or a combination of these.

    Program Dates (subject to change)

    Orientation August 26, 2021

    September 17, 2021                  January  6, 2022

    October 7, 2021                          February 3, 202

    November 11, 2021                    March 3, 2022

    December 2, 2021                      April 7, 2022

    Graduation May 5, 2022

    Community Project

    One of the program’s objectives and requirements is for the class to complete a community project.  The process of selecting, planning, and implementing a sustainable project significantly helps grow leadership skills as well as improve our community.  The Leadership Class will have to select a project together and work through the challenges and joys of a implementing a sustainable project that will impact our community.

    Fees 

    These fees cover all expenses of the program to include the full day retreat, leadership assessment, meals, speakers, refreshments, transportation and graduation. 

    $950 for Chamber Member Businesses in good standing

    $1,050 for Non Chamber Members/Community


    Leadership Advisory Board


    Jon Madison, Chair, Doug Madison Realty

    John Childress, The Greenbriar Grill            

    Charles Ashe, Hospice & Palliative Care of Iredell

    Brett Eckerman, United Way of Iredell County    

    Jerry Campbell, Impact Health of Iredell County

    Richard Griggs, City of Statesville Recreation & Parks       

    Jessica Duncan, American Renaissance School

    Dana Campbell, Hospice & Palliative Care of Iredell          

    Deb Lazenby, Mitchell Community College

    Mindy Rice, Hospice & Palliative Care of Iredell County

    If you have any questions please contact Shannon Viera

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