Regional Program

Discover the Region in a NEW way! This program encourages participants to see themselves as future regional leaders. 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 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.


We meet in person from 9am-4pm for each session, for a total of 42 hours of in-person learning. In addition to the dates and times listed below, all participants participate in 1 out-of-class regional engagement with other members of the cohort. You will have the opportunity to co-design this engagement during your time in the program.

Session 1Thursday, August 26
Building our Equitable Learning Community (Orientation)

Session 2 – Thursday, September 9
Trends and Patterns: The State of the Triangle

Session 3 – Thursday, September 23
Visioning Towards an Anti-Poverty and Anti-Racist Region

Session 4 – Thursday, October 7
Regional Government + Affordable Housing

Session 5 – Thursday, October 21
The Future of the Triangle Workforce

Session 6 – Thursday, November 4
Healing Transitions: Be the Change

Graduation – Thursday, November 11

We will follow all state guidelines in regards to the COVID-19 pandemic and rules around gathering. All members of our team have received the COVID-19 vaccine.

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The cost of this program is $2500, which includes lunch and snacks (provided during each session), as well as cohort materials.

Applications for the Fall 2021 Regional Program are now open. 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.

“I loved the diversity of the class in terms of backgrounds, ages, ethnicities, occupations, interests and passions. Even though I have lived in the Triangle since I moved here for college, the Leadership Triangle Regional Program enabled me to visit places I either didn’t know existed or had not been in YEARS! For me, the most eye-opening class was our trip to Healing Transitions in Raleigh. What emotional stories and what an incredible program! I was so glad to be offered the opportunity to take part in this course!”

Marian Bell


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