Leadership Statesville exists to cultivate and connect the leadership community in Statesville and Iredell County by:
Leadership Statesville partners with Cool Spring Center 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 24,2023
September 7, 2023 January 11, 2024
October 5, 2023 February 1, 2024
November 2, 2023 March 7, 2024
December 7, 2023 April 11, 2024
Graduation May 2, 2024
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.
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
Jon Madison, Chair, Doug Madison Realty
John Childress, The Greenbriar Grill & Banner Drug
Charles Ashe, Hospice & Palliative Care of Iredell
Brett Eckerman, United Way of Iredell County
Jerry Campbell, Partners Behavioral Management
Richard Griggs, City of Statesville Recreation & Parks
Dana Bell, Hospice & Palliative Care of Iredell
Mindy Rice, Hospice & Palliative Care of Iredell County
Hannah Scott, Mitchell Community College
Matthew Current, Doosan
Nakayla Griffin, City of Statesville
Annisa Morton, NC Department of Commerce - Workforce Solutions
Teresa Hilliard, Children's Hope Alliance
Beth McKeithan, The Dove House
Sherry Ashley, City of Statesville