Rural Center’s “Homegrown Leaders” Program Coming to Cullowhee

Homegrown Leaders is a regional leadership and economic development training that develops and supports highly-skilled, highly-motivated leaders who are committed to building regional collaboration across multi-county regions in the state. Homegrown Leaders addresses the need for high-quality, professional leadership and economic development training that equips community leaders with the skills they need to lead long-term economic advancement in their community and region and seeks to increase cooperation, collaboration, and coordination across a broad array of organizations and sectors.

Homegrown Leaders provides opportunities for participants to hear from economic development and leadership experts, engage with and learn from peers, apply knowledge through classroom exercises, and learn about community successes. 

This program will be coming to our region May 29-31, and it will be held in Cullowhee at Western Carolina University. This Homegrown Leaders training is a residential program. Participants
should be prepared to stay on campus for the entire training.  

Participants include elected officials, government staff, nonprofit and faith-based leaders, business leaders, economic development professionals and other community-minded people in the 29 county ARC region of North Carolina. Eligible counties for the May 29-31, 2019 training are: Cherokee, Clay, Swain, Graham, Macon, Jackson, and Haywood.  Please see the flyer below for information on how to apply:

Homegrown Leaders in Cullowhee