Leadership Franklin

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        2024 Leadership Franklin Application

          About Leadership Franklin:

Leadership Franklin is the ideal program for preparing the future leaders of our community.  For over 20 years, Leadership Franklin has provided businesses and community leaders with the opportunity to discover Franklin County while building lasting relationships with professional peers.
Leadership Franklin provides a diverse group of existing and emerging leaders with a unique opportunity to experience many of the challenges and opportunities facing Franklin County. Participants complete the program, which begins in April and concludes in December that is comprised of a series of seven full-day sessions over 9 months. They experience first-hand the resources that Franklin County has to offer including visits to Maria Parham Franklin, Novozymes North America, Wake Electric Membership Corporation, Triangle North Executive Airport, Franklin County facilities, Franklin County Schools, Vance-Granville Community College and Louisburg College and many more.  The group tours a broad range of Franklin County’s agricultural and livestock facilities and farms, and meets with the Agricultural Extension Services, and also travel to Raleigh and to the Legislative building, to see where legislation is debated that might affect commerce in Franklin County.


The objectives of the Leadership Franklin program are to identify and inspire potential community leaders to acquaint these leaders with major community issues and to examine the complexity of finding good solutions for ongoing concerns. In addition, the program allows participants the opportunity to meet and interact with community leaders as well as to investigate leadership ethics and values and to assist participants in expanding their leadership skills.



  • Seven full class days over 9 months. Each session provides a hands-on experience and a unique opportunity to interact with business and community leaders. Sessions are from 8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.
  • Opportunity to meet and discuss issues with key business and community leaders.
  • Graduation ceremony to celebrate the class accomplishments and to welcome participants to the Leadership Raleigh Alumni Association.
  • Participants study the qualities that make an effective leader, analyze individual leadership roles, and develop personal leadership styles and skills.
  • Work in groups on an identified need for which a community non-profit organization has requested help.
  • Encouraged to apply their talents by joining professional associations, civic clubs, public boards, and commissions.
  • $425 tuition for Great Franklin Country Chamber members.  This includes all program costs, meals, orientation, one-day opening retreat, and graduation.
  • Applications are due by 5 p.m. January 31, 2024