Become A Goodmon Fellow

Graduates of our programs are members of the Goodmon Fellowship,

now encompassing 950+ Goodmon Fellow Alumni across the Triangle.

Get Ready to Lead

Become A Transformative Leader

Leadership Triangle is the premier provider of regionally-focused leadership training in the Triangle. We offer annual leadership development programs for those focused on leadership in the corporate, nonprofit or government sector.

If we are to thrive as a region, we’ll need to collaborate. Whether you’re a lifelong Durhamite, a brand-new Holly Springs resident, or anything in between and you want to take a leadership role in building our region, we want to help you.

Positive Impact

72% Goodmon Fellow Alumni attribute their positive impact on the Triangle community to their participation in Leadership Triangle. 

Empowered Leadership

Our programs teach participants how to manage emotions, engage conflict in a healthy way, and lead high performing teams.

950+ Fellows

Changing the World

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Fellows Are Changing the World Through Transformative Leadership

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of participants say that participating in the 2020 Transforming Leaders Program was a worthwhile investment.

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of 2020 participants report great clarity in their purpose and values as a leader.

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Alumni are better able to excel in their roles because of their Leadership Triangle program.

Leading Effectively Starts Here

Apply for a program and take your career, team and our region to the next level.

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Graduates Say

Our Programs

REGIONAL PROGRAM

The Triangle grows by 70+ people every single day. It’s ever-changing, and we need community leaders who understand the Regional context today and are committed to shaping an equitable future tomorrow. Leadership Triangle’s Regional Program is designed with this goal in mind. Over the course of 4 months, this program develops leadership skills while connecting participants to other key leaders and issues that face the Region as a whole.

As an example, in early 2020 participants met bi-weekly over four months in different locations in the Triangle. One class involved a tour of UNC-TV studios and a deep dive into the social, economic and environmental trends and patterns for the region as a whole. We’ve enjoyed lunches prepared by the chefs of the Chatham County Community College Culinary School and experienced a full day onsite at Healing Transitions. In Durham, the class met at ReCity to consider the work of social entrepreneurs and apply the lean canvas model to a Regional issue.

Session 1

Building our Equitable Learning Community

(Orientation – August 26th)

Session 2

Trends and Patterns: The State of the Triangle

(September 9th)

Session 3

Visioning Towards an Anti-Poverty and Anti-Racist Region

(September 23rd)

Session 4

Regional Government + Affordable Housing

(October 7th)

Session 5

The Future of the Triangle Workforce

(October 21st)

Session 6

Healing Transitions: Be the Change

(November 4th)

GRADUATION! 🎉🔥

(November 11th, 11am-2pm)

Key Elements of the Regional Program:

As part of the tuition fee, all participants hear from 20+ guest speakers throughout the program, representing nonprofit, public, and private sector organizations throughout the Triangle. Past speakers include Maggie Kane, Executive Director of A Place at the Table, the Mayors of Raleigh and Durham, and Eric Guckian, CEO of United Way of the Greater Triangle.
Throughout the program, participants will gain rigorous data-based analysis on issues facing the Triangle. In addition, we will learn and explore multiple frameworks and strategies for social change.
All participants self-select an issue area to focus on within the program. In small groups with other members of the cohort, you will engage in a community learning experience. Examples of past engagements include attending a TJCOG (Triangle J Council of Governments) working meeting, spending part of a day at a local news station, and visiting a legislator to discuss a project you feel strongly about.
Leadership Triangle group photo

Program Details:

Class sessions are held every other week for 4 months. This gives time between sessions to apply what is being learned, practice new skills, and develop and refine competencies. Sessions consist of a rich mixture of pre-readings, instruction of content material, experiential activities, video clips, and time for reflection and visioning.

The faculty is comprised of:

Kristine Sloan – Executive Director, Expert in Social Change, Leadership and Economic Development, and Former Entrepreneur

Owen S. Jordan – Strategic Engagement and Content Director, Expert in Community Development and Storytelling

Cost: $2,500

The cost of this program includes lunch and snacks (provided during each session), as well as cohort materials.

The cost of this program does not include transportation to/from our venues. 

Applications will be reviewed on a first come, first served basis.

Space in the cohort is extremely limited and we recommend you apply early to secure your spot.

TRANSFORMING LEADERS

Leadership Triangle’s Transforming Leaders Program is a masters level course in leadership development, with content that accounts for differences in proximity and access to power. Transforming Leaders is designed to meet participants in their own lived experience and help them co-create a leadership model that works for them – based on authenticity, personal values, and desired impact. 

The 2021 Transforming Leaders schedule is below. We will meet in person for some sessions, and for others, we will meet virtually. In-person class sessions are typically a full day, while virtual sessions will be half-days.

In-person

Building our Equitable Learning Community

(Orientation – Sept 21st)

9am – 5pm

Virtual

Intentional Leadership: Clarifying Values

(September 28th)

9am – 12pm

Virtual

Intentional Leadership: Commitments

(Oct 5th)

9am – 12pm

Virtual

Intentional Leadership: Storytelling

(October 12th)

9am – 12pm

In-person

Relational Leadership: Emotional Intelligence, Polarity Management, Handling Conflict

(October 19th)

9am – 4pm

Virtual

Program Check-in, Reflection, Integration

(October 26th)

9am – 12pm

In-person

Team Leadership: Trust and High-Performing Teams

(November 2nd)

9am – 4pm

Virtual

Courageous Conversations and Giving/Receiving Feedback

(November 9th)

9am – 12pm

In-person

Innovation & Adaptation: Design Thinking and Leading through Change

(November 16th)

9am – 4pm

In-person

GRADUATION! 🎉🔥

(November 30th)

9am – 1pm

Key Elements of Transforming Leaders:

As part of the tuition fee, all participants complete a 360-degree feedback assessment tool prior to the start of the program. The 360 allows participants to have a better understanding of themselves as a leader and team member, and we provide 1:1 peer coaching to enable participants to process and integrate the lessons learned from the assessment.
Throughout the program, participants engage in group activities to create bonds and remove barriers, while gaining confidence and necessary skills.
All participants are matched with a peer coach. In confidential one-on-one peer coaching sessions, participants work with LT alumni coaches who can help define goals for their leadership action plan and ensure progress is made on those goals during the program itself.
Transforming Leaders Graduates

Program Details:

Class sessions are held once every week for two-and-a-half months. This gives time between sessions to apply what is being learned, practice new skills, and develop and refine competencies. Sessions consist of a rich mixture of pre-readings, instruction of content material, experiential activities, video clips, case studies, and individual and team reflection time.

The faculty is comprised of:

Mark Molitor – Director of Leadership Development, expert Leadership Development Facilitator and ‘98 LT Alum

Kristine Sloan – Executive Director, Certified Polarity Management Facilitator, and expert Leadership Development facilitator

Chimi Boyd-Keyes, MA – Leadership Development Facilitator, Founder and CEO of CBK Enterprises, Equity and Inclusion Expert

100% of 2020 participants say that the program was a worthwhile investment, gave them clarity on their values and purpose as a leader, and made them more effective team leaders.

Cost: $2,500

The cost of this program includes lunch during in-person sessions and all course materials.

Applications will be reviewed on a first come, first served basis.

Space in the cohort is limited and we recommend you apply early to secure your spot.