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 2022 participants met bi-weekly over four months in different locations in the Triangle. One class involved a deep dive into the social, economic and environmental trends for the region as a whole. We’ve experienced a full day onsite at Healing Transitions, and a day exploring the Future of the Workforce in Chatham County. In Research Triangle Park, the class met with community leaders working at the intersection of anti-racism and anti-poverty, and explored ways to create additional collaborative, multi-issue partnerships. The 2023 schedule is below.

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of 2022 graduates agree that the Regional Program connected them with leaders in the nonprofit, public and private sectors throughout the Triangle.

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Building our Equitable Learning Community (Orientation)

February 2nd



Trends and Patterns: The State of the Triangle

February 16th


Chapel Hill

Visioning Towards an Anti-Poverty and Anti-Racist Region

March 9th


Research Triangle Park

Government + Addressing the Climate Crisis

March 23rd



The Future of the Triangle Workforce + Affordable Housing

April 13th



Healing Transitions: Be the Change

April 27th



Regional 2023 Graduation 🎉🔥

May 4th


Research Triangle Park

“The Regional program was such a perfect fit for me. I really believe in the model of understanding your regional leaders and environment. The program helped me get better at promoting my interests and causes like sustainable living and inclusion.”

Cyndy Yu-Robinson, Executive Director, Kramden Institute

Key Elements of the Regional Program:

As part of the tuition fee, all participants hear from 30+ 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.

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 Leadership Triangle Regional Program is facilitated by Kristine Sloan, Executive Director, Leadership Triangle.

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.