American Indian Leadership Development Program

American Indian Leadership Development Program

Where Campbell University
Buies Creek, NC
Next Session Date March 22-23, 2024


North Carolina is home to the largest American Indian population east of the Mississippi.  The North Carolina Commission of Indian Affairs has partnered with Campbell University to provide leadership training for American Indian tribal members across the state.  This training initiative is intended to help develop up-and-coming leaders of area tribes so that Native Nation Building will continue.

The year-long program will help cohort members develop practical leadership skills and build a culture of collaboration.


A cohort of twenty selected Council members will meet every other month for 12 months.

  • Six 1.5-day sessions will be held on Campbell’s Buies Creek campus beginning in July 2023.
  • Overnight accommodations and meals will be provided.
  • Session topics include:
    • Personal Assessment/Mentoring
    • Group Dynamics
    • American Indian tribal government issues, policies and funding
    • Financial Understanding
    • Leading Others
    • Leading Change
  • A group project (4-5 members per group) will be threaded throughout program. Groups will determine their topics.
  • Projects and groups will be established at first session and presentations made at the last session.

2023-2024 Session Dates

  • July 21-22, 2023
  • September 22-23, 2023
  • November 17-18, 2023
  • January 12-13, 2024
  • March 22-23, 2024
  • May 17-18, 2024

Have questions about the American Indian Leadership Development Program?

Dr. Al Bryant
School of Education & Human Sciences
Campbell University

Peter Donlon
Institutional Advancement
Campbell University

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