Press "Enter" to skip to content


NC Leadership Forum-Fall 2022
Meetings

Meetings

Information for your meeting

December 12 - 13 | Duke University

Directions
Directions

The program on December 12th will take place at the Rickhouse (609 Foster St, Durham, NC 27701) and the program on December 13th will take place at the Blue Devil Tower at Wallace Wade Stadium (110 Frank Bassett Drive, Durham, NC).

Accommodations
 
Accommodations

Participants will stay at the Durham Hotel (315 E Chapel Hill St. Durham, NC 27701). Parking is provided by the hotel across the street at the Chapel Hill Street Parking Garage (see map). Please let Amber know if you need early check-in no later than 12/7 (check-in is 3pm).

Parking
 
Parking

Parking for the Rickhouse is located in the Historic Durham Athletic Park or at Accent Hardware (see map). For parking at the Blue Devil Tower, please refer to the Duke parking map for guidance on parking in the Gounds lot (see map).

Meeting Schedule - December 12 (The Rickhouse)

  • 10:30am - Welcome & goals, review where we’ve been
  • 11:15am - Discuss items with greatest consensus
  • 11:45am - Cohort photo and lunch
  • 12:30pm - What is underneath our polarization
  • 2:30pm - Break
  • 2:45pm - How might we modify proposed actions to increase support and mitigate downsides
  • 4:30pm - Close, travel to hotel and check in
  • 5:30pm - Cocktails and dinner at the Rickhouse
  • 7:30pm - Participants are encouraged to adjourn to the rooftop bar at the Durham hotel

Meeting Schedule - December 13 (Blue Devil Tower)

  • 8:30am - Breakfast
  • 8:45am - Opening and discussion
    - What have you learned?
    - What are you taking away from this experience?
  • 9:45am - As leaders, what actions can you take based on what you’ve learned from this experience?
  • 10:45am - Survey & break
  • 11:15am - Feedback for NCLF: what worked, what could we have done better?
  • 11:45am - Reflection and close
  • 12:00pm - Lunch and adjourn

November 14 - 15 | Cleveland County

Directions

Directions

The program will take place at the Albermarle Corporation (348 Holiday Inn Drive, Kings Mountain NC 28086).

Accommodations
Accommodations

Participants will stay at the Fairfield Inn and Suites (1715 East Dixon Blvd Shelby, NC 28152).
.

Parking
Parking

Parking in Albermarle Corporation parking lot. Please refer to the parking map for guidance on parking location.

Meeting Schedule - November 14

  • 11:45am - Lunch available
  • 12:15pm - Welcome and Goals
  • 12:30pm - Actions to address concern #1: Tax system is not progressive enough
  • 1:30pm - Break
  • 1:45pm - Actions to address concern #2: The current revenue system is not adequate in the
    long term to meet the state’s needs for roads, schools, and other services
  • 2:45pm - Break
  • 3:00pm - Benefits and Downsides of selected actions, concern 1
  • 4:00pm - Benefits and Downsides of selected actions, concern 2
  • 5:00pm - Close, Travel to hotel and check in
  • 6:15 - 8:00pm - Dinner at Earl Scruggs Center (bus will leave hotel at 6:15 and return at 8)
    Curator and Board will offer tour of exhibits

Meeting Schedule - November 15

  • 8:15am - Hotel Check Out. Breakfast available at Albemarle Corp.
  • 8:30am - Local Panel: Mayor Scott Neisler, Dr. Jason Hurst, President Cleveland Community
    College, and Brian Epley, Cleveland County Manager
  • 9:15am - Debrief day 1, Preview day 2
  • 9:45am - Actions to address concern #3: Local governments rely too much on property tax
  • 10:45am - Break
  • 11:00am - Benefits and downsides of selected actions, concern #3
  • 11:45am - Actions to address concern #4: The state has historically used too little debt
  • 12:30pm - Lunch (NC House Speaker Tim Moore will speak, tentative)
  • 1:15pm - Benefits and Downsides of selected actions, concern 4
  • 1:45 - 2:15pm - Close

September 29-30 | Robeson County

Directions

Directions

The program will take place at the UNC-Pembroke, Thomas School of Business

Park in Lot 36, found at E6 on this map. The GPS address for the lot is 450 Prospect Rd, Pembroke, NC 28372.

Thursday evening's Reception and Dinner will be at the Chancellor's Dining Room at 160 Faculty Row. We will provide a shuttle from the Business School to dinner.

Accommodations
Accommodations

Participants will stay at the Springhill Suites in Lumberton at 204 Wintergreen Dr. Program staff will share details about accommodations in advance of the program. Please reach out to Amber if you have any questions.

Parking
Parking

Park in Lot 36, walking distance from the UNC Pembroke School of Business. The GPS address for the lot is 450 Prospect Rd. Pembroke, NC 28372. You can find a map of the campus here.

Meeting Schedule - September 29

  • 10:00am - Encouraged Pre-Session Bus Tour of Lumberton (Meet at parking lot--Lot 36 on UNC Pembroke campus)
  • 11:45am - Lunch available (UNC Pembroke, Thomas School of Business)
  • 12:15pm - Welcome and Goals
  • 12:45pm - Values Revisited
  • 2:15pm - Break
  • 2:35pm - Data related to key concerns from Session 1
  • 3:15pm - Narrow down concerns
  • 4:30pm - Actions to address concerns, session 1
  • 5:15pm - Close
  • 5:30-6:00pm - Reception  (Patio off Chancellor's Dining Room)
  • 6:00-8:00pm - Dinner. Presentation by UNC Pembroke Chancellor Cummings and Panel of local Robeson County leaders moderated by Anita Brown-Graham

Meeting Schedule - September 30

  • 8:15am - Breakfast available at UNC Pembroke, Thomas School of Business
  • 9:00am - Introduction for Day
  • 9:15am - Actions to address concerns, session 2
  • 10:00am - Break
  • 10:15am - Actions to address concerns, session 3
  • 11:00am - Break
  • 11:15am - Actions to address concerns, session 4
  • 12:00pm - Close
  • 12:15pm - Boxed Lunch (Stay or take to-go)
  • Optional tour of Southeast American Indian Museum (following lunch at 12:45pm)

Homework Assignment

Meet with your buddy before Sept 29-30 and have a conversation for at least an hour on any topic of substance.

August 25-26 | Duke University

Directions

Directions

The program will take place at the JB Duke Hotel (230 Science Drive, Durham, NC).

Accommodations
Accommodations

Participants will stay at the JB Duke Hotel. Program staff will share details about accommodations in advance of the program.

Parking
Parking

Parking in Science Drive Garage (302 Science Drive), adjacent to JB Duke Hotel. Park and take a ticket; NCLF will provide vouchers to exit the parking lot for free.

Meeting Schedule - August 25

  • 10:00am - Check-in
  • 10:30am - Welcome and ground rules. Getting to know Who's in the Room. (Meeting Room A)
  • 12:15pm - Lunch (JB Duke Marketplace)
  • 1:00pm - Getting to Know Who's in the Room continued (Meeting Room A)
  • 2:15pm - Break
  • 2:30pm - Presentation on Basic Facts related to NC Revenue (Dan Gerlach, Guest) (Meeting Room C)
  • 3:30pm - Homework discussion: Report and discuss concerns related to NC Revenue (Meeting Room C)
  • 4:45pm - Hotel Check-in
  • 6:00pm - Reception and Dinner at JB Duke Ballroom D-E and Gallery/Veranda
    Welcome by Duke President Vincent Price and "Fireside Chat” between Frank Bruni, NY Times Columnist and Duke Professor and NCLF Co-Chair Leslie Winner

Meeting Schedule - August 26

  • 8:00am - Informal Breakfast (JB Duke Marketplace)
  • 8:30am - Introduction for Day; Finalize Clusters of Concerns (Meeting Room C)
  • 10:45am - Break
  • 11:00am - Underlying Values (Meeting Room C)
  • 12:00pm - Wrap-Up, Questions, Homework for Meeting 2
  • 12:30pm - Boxed Lunch (Stay or take to-go)

Homework Assignment

Gather input on the concerns of people in your community that are relevant to our discussion topic and bring them to the first session. Please talk with 5 people in your community: they can be friends, neighbors, co-workers or others; they do not need to be experts and ideally they will include some people that you think might disagree with you. Ask them the following questions and write down their concerns (capture the language people use to the extent possible):

  1. When you think about revenue and how we pay for state and local government in North Carolina, what concerns you? What bothers you the most, personally?
  2. What concerns do you hear friends and family members—or people you don’t know well—talk about when it comes to talking how we pay for state and local government in NC?