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December 11 - 12, 2019

Ready, Set, Lead.

Whether you’re a rising leader wanting to refine your skills, or an employer aiming to retain your brightest talent, the NC Chamber is here to help. Our second class of North Carolina’s Emerging Leaders will take a deep dive into numerous topics, all of which refine their professionalism, leadership acumen and executive presence while enhancing their understanding of North Carolina’s social, economic and political landscape.

Confidently scale the corporate ladder, or (if you’re an employer) reward your most promising talent with this unforgettable two-day program of professional development.

Access our FAQ and Titles of Past Graduates HERE.



Wednesday, December 11
7:30 amRegistration and Networking
8:00 amWelcome and Introductions
8:15 amNC Chamber Overview
8:45 amNetworking Break
9:00 amTilt 365 Assessment and Workshop

Katherine Gilliland, Enterprise Solutions Partner, Tilt365

12:15 pmLunch
1:00 pmBuilding Your Executive Presence & Personal Brand

Sharon Delaney McCloud and Melanie Sanders, Walk West

5:15 pmNetworking Reception
6:15 pmAdjourn
Thursday, December 12
7:30 amBreakfast and Networking
8:00 amUnderstanding the Political Process
  • Jason Soper, Director of Government Affairs, NC Chamber
10:00 amNetworking Break
10:30 amAn Insider View of Government Affairs through the Lens of Business
  • Shaylah Nunn Jones, Government & Public Affairs Principal, Novo Nordisk Pharmaceutical Industries, LP
  • Trey Rabon, President, AT&T North Carolina
  • Elizabeth Robinson, Senior Director of Government Relations, NC Retail Merchants Association
  • Jason Soper, Director of Government Affairs, NC Chamber


12:00 pmLunch with Legislators

Join us for a panel discussion with North Carolina Legislators and members of the Governor’s Cabinet.

2:00 pmTour of Legislative Building
3:00 pmLeveraging What You Have Learned (Q&A)
4:00 pmClosing Remarks