Build. Learn. Inspire. Igniting Community Leadership.  

OUR MISSION

The mission of Leadership Winston-Salem educating, connecting, and energizing leaders to serve and improve the community – guides everything we do. Our programs are about building solid and lasting relationships with other leaders, learning more about our community, and being inspired to make a difference.

Leadership Winston-Salem is a 501(c)(3) tax-exempt charitable organization that was founded in 1984 by Thomas K. Hearn, Jr., Julius H. Corpening, and C. Edward Pleasants to increase understanding and commitment to the city’s future during a time of significant change.

OUR PROGRAMS

Leadership Winston-Salem executes two programs each year with a range of goals and objectives to educate participants about the evolution and community needs.

Our LWS Flagship Program is designed to incorporate interactive group activities, adult learning principles, and best practices in experiential learning. Since its inception in 1984, 2,500 community leaders representing the rich diversity of Winston-Salem’s business and community sectors have been inducted into community stewardship through the program.

INSIGHT Winston-Salem for senior-level executives was added in 2012 by key community leaders who serve as trustees for this seven-session evening forum. Objectives for this invitation-only offering are to:

  • Connect established local community leaders
  • Facilitate leadership conversations about our community
  • Foster engagement and collaboration for community improvement

OUR WORK

As a donor, you provide support for our organization to complete our mission and the opportunity to energize others to serve our community. Through your gifts, lives are improved. The results of your support are evident through our ability to connect community leaders through our programs so they are energized to work collaboratively to make a difference across Winston-Salem, Forsyth County, and beyond. Please consider a gift today. No matter the amount of the gift, you can make a difference.

I have encouraged others to enter the program. I learned so much about myself, the community, and how to better serve on boards and contribute on a higher level. I have applied for a city commission and have met with two non-profits about board membership. Thank you LWS!
Cindy Strine -  Winston-Salem State University
Each of the full-day programs has been well structured and packed with information about the City and County which has given me a more comprehensive knowledge of the complexity of challenges faced by citizens, service providers and government at every level. The greatest benefit of Leadership Winston-Salem was the rich resource of people with whom we made personal contact, from our classmates to the presenters and the Leadership Winston-Salem team. Thank you!
Bill Womble Jr. - Womble, Carlyle, Sandridge & Rice, PLLC, Partner
By meeting passionate people who want to serve our great community! It made me better understand that together we can make a difference.
Daisy Rodriguez -  Second Harvest Food Bank of Northwest North Carolina
This community welcomed me with open arms and opportunities. In return, I am delighted to serve on two community boards. The more involved I become the more “at home” I feel at Winston Salem!
Gloria Laureano -  Winston-Salem State University
To really see the needs in a very personal way through the different LWS days. It really opened my eyes to the food deserts and the number of children who face hunger.
Maria Burke -  Hanesbrands

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Have you moved? Have you gotten married since you participated in one of our programs? Have you changed careers or been promoted? We need to hear back from you.

We are currently working diligently to verify and update our database of information for all participants in our contact management system. Please help us by completing this form so that we can ensure we have the best information associated with your LWS profile.

Questions? Email: fmitchell@leadershipws.org

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Greetings Leadership Winston-Salem Family!

Have you moved? Have you gotten married since you participated in one of our programs? Have you changed careers or been promoted? We need to hear back from you.

We are currently working diligently to verify and update our database of information for all participants in our contact management system. Please help us by completing this form so that we can ensure we have the best information associated with your LWS profile.

Questions? Email: fmitchell@leadershipws.org

https://form.jotform.com/240854555975167

Were you or someone you know a graduate of our Leadership Connections program between 1985 - 1999. If so, we are looking for you.

Our Alumni Engagement Director is updating information for our archives, and would like to make sure you are included. Please comment below and email Freida at fmitchell@leadershipws.org

Thank you in advance for your assistance.
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Were you or someone you know a graduate of our Leadership Connections program between 1985 - 1999. If so, we are looking for you. 

Our Alumni Engagement Director is updating information for our archives, and would like to make sure you are included. Please comment below and email Freida at fmitchell@leadershipws.org

Thank you in advance for your assistance.

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