Program Overview

The six-month program is designed for those who want to learn more about Johnston County while developing and refining leadership skills. Through a variety of virtual and in-person experiences, as well as, personal growth opportunities, individuals will gain a more in-depth understanding of the many facets of Johnston County, build crisis leadership and change management skills, and learn the skills necessary for effectively serving on a board, while growing their professional network.

Skills Training

Explore and refine your leadership skills through literature, facilitator lead class discussions and assignments, and small group problem solving activities.

Team Building

Build connections with the class through personality assessments and explore the skills necessary to work in a team environment.

Community & Civic Responsibilities

Explore the non-profit network in Johnston County and the contributions it makes locally.

Economic Development

See an overview of the top income producers for the county, present and projected, while exploring rich heritage and tourism in the county.


Take an inside look at county and municipal government, as well as, public services and the issues facing our communities.


Acquire a fresh understanding of health care, social services and the challenges faced by an aging population.


See the public, private, pre-K, and community college educational systems from the inside.