Leadership Franklin provides a diverse group of existing and emerging leaders with a unique opportunity to experience many of the challenges and opportunities facing Franklin County. Participants complete the program, which begins in February and concludes in December that is comprised of a series of nine full-day sessions. They experience first-hand the resources that Franklin County has to offer including visits to Maria Parham Franklin, Novozymes North America, Wake Electric Membership Corporation, Triangle North Executive Airport, Franklin County facilities, Franklin County Schools, Vance-Granville Community College and Louisburg College. The group tours a broad range of Franklin County’s agricultural and livestock facilities and farms, and meets with the Agricultural Extension Services, and also travel to Raleigh and to the Legislative building, to see where legislation is debated that might affect commerce in Franklin County.
The objectives of the Leadership Franklin program are to identify and inspire potential community leaders to acquaint these leaders with major community issues and to examine the complexity of finding good solutions for ongoing concerns. In addition, the program allows participants the opportunity to meet and interact with community leaders as well as to investigate leadership ethics and values and to assist participants in expanding their leadership skills.
2020 Leadership Franklin – Session Dates
February 18, 2020 Orientation & Education
March 17, 2020 Franklin County Government
April 21, 2020 Agriculture
May 19, 2020 State Government
June 16, 2020 Summer Review
July, 2020 (No scheduled meeting)
August 18, 2020 Summer Social
September 15, 2020 Leadership Conference
October 20, 2020 Economic Development
November 17, 2020 Graduation