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  • About

    Established in 1982, Leadership High Point is a 10-month program of Business High Point – Chamber of Commerce that transforms actively engaged citizens and leaders into community champions and Chamber ambassadors. The program offers participants exceptional “insider” access to all that High Point has to offer and to top-level business, civic, and government leaders. Class days are orchestrated by a Steering Committee, which is comprised of program alumni.


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    Through Leadership High Point, participants:

    CONNECT with other leaders

    • Collaborate with the community’s top leaders and organizations
    • Develop deep relationships with a network of diverse colleagues
    • Promote the organization you represent

    CULTIVATE skills and knowledge

    • Expand your leadership capacity through the course curriculum and exposure to opportunities of our community
    • Gain knowledge about opportunities and challenges facing the High Point community
    • Explore the interrelationships of business, government and the greater community

    CONTRIBUTE to the High Point community

    • Give back through volunteer opportunities in the High Point community
    • Participate in a class project to meet a community need with long term sustainability
    • Ignite change in our community
  • Apply

    Applications for the class of 2019 are closed. Thank you to all who applied!

    2019 Class Dates:

    • February 13 - Orientation
    • March 13 - Furniture & Manufacturing Day
    • April 10 - Education Day
    • May 8 - High Point History Day
    • June 12 - Environment Day
    • July 10 - Transportation & Logistics Day
    • August 14 - Healthcare Day
    • September 11 - Government Day
    • October 9 - Collegiate Day
    • November 6 - Arts & Media Day
    • November 13* - Graduation! 

    *Participants are expected to arrive by 7:45am and class will be dismissed by 5:15pm each day, with the exception of Graduation on November 13th which will be 6:30-8:30pm.

    Tuition for Leadership High Point is $1,000 for Business High Point - Chamber of Commerce members and $2,000 for non-members. This fee covers program expenses and materials, including orientation, all meals, transportation, and graduation festivities. Scholarships for non-profit and small business leaders may be available on a limited basis, upon request. 

  • Class Honor Code

    All participants of the Leadership High Point program sign the following Honor Code in demonstration of their commitment to the class and the community:

    We, the participants of Leadership High Point, believe that honesty, respect, and integrity are essential to personal and professional development. Therefore, we assert that:

    • Every participant is honor-bound to refrain from conduct which is unbecoming of a Leadership High Point participant and which brings discredit to the participant and/or to Business High Point – Chamber of Commerce
    • Every participant is honor-bound to uphold confidentiality;
    • Every participant is honor-bound to uphold respect of others;
    • Every participant is honor-bound to abide by the attendance policy;
    • Every participant is honor-bound to be engaged and participate fully;
    • Every participant is honor-bound to report a violation of the Leadership High Point Honor Code to Business High Point, Inc. staff.
  • Contact

    For more information, email Amber Williamson, Director of Leadership & Programs. 

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