Leadership Triangle Launches College Edition
Leadership Triangle launched a brand new program, College Edition, on Tues, Nov 4th.
For the past 16 years Leadership Triangle has been training business & community leaders in Raleigh, Durham, Chapel Hill and the surrounding area. Now the organization is expanding to train the leaders of tomorrow. On Tuesday, November 4, 2008, Leadership Triangle welcomed its first class of Leadership Triangle College version.
The group of 23 individuals hail from a variety of colleges and universities in the Triangle. The luncheon introduced the students to the program and each other.
CBC President & CEO Jim Goodmon, chair of Leadership Triangle’s Board, spoke the students during the kick-off event. CBC is a major sponsor of Leadership Triangle itself.
“People say to me all the time, ‘why would you do that project in Durham?’ Like I’ve left the country,” said Goodmon. And he received a hearty laugh from the crowd when he answered himself saying, “That was the only place there was an abandoned tobacco factory.”
He challenged them saying leaders can be born but “there are leadership skills you can learn.”
The students will spend five sessions totaling 25 hours during the winter & spring learning from key Triangle leaders. The classes will deepen their knowledge and understanding of community-based problem-solving and to better inform and prepare them to become future leaders of the Triangle area. The course will be interactive, focusing on exercises that partner the students with each other. The course begins in late January.
Goodmon closed by revisiting the all-important concept of regionalism. “The most important characteristic to me is, I really think I’ve run into a leader when I believe the leader understands how and what they are doing fits into the big picture.”