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The Shelton Leadership Center is dedicated to building up the next generation of values-based leaders. Through personalized educational and hands-on outreach programs for professionals, college students, and pre-college students, participants cultivate the personal and professional integrity that sparks inspiration—and transformation.

Championing values
for winning leadership

Leaders can be made. But it takes a solid foundation of essential values for a leader to realize individual potential—and influence others to achieve their best. This is values-based leadership, and it underpins every program within the Shelton Leadership Center.

Our Programs

Pre-College

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College

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Professional

Learn more about our collaborative professional development programs and leadership forums

Pre-College

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College

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Professional

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Leadership Values

Honesty
Integrity
Diversity
Social responsibility
Compassion
Honesty
Integrity
Diversity
Social responsibility
Compassion
“A values-based leader is one who is known for their character.”
– General Hugh Shelton
 

A vision realized

With a lifelong commitment to military and civil service that culminated in his becoming our nation’s 14th Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, General Hugh Shelton knows what it means to lead with integrity. Following his retirement, General Shelton wanted to help nurture tomorrow’s leaders through a values-based leadership development program in association with his alma mater, North Carolina State University. So, in 2002, the Shelton Leadership Center was established.

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$2M Scholarships given
36K Pre-college and college participants
164 Programs delivered in 2017-2018
$2M Scholarships given
36K Pre-college and college participants
164 Programs delivered in 2017-2018

Upcoming Events

June 15, 2019

Apply for the Chancellor's Leadership Development Program

Incoming first year students are invited to apply for this immersive two year...

November 15, 2019

Leadership Forum

Learn more about this inspiring professional development event

September 2019

Weekend of Service

Join us for our annual weekend of community service

January 2020

Etiquette Protocol

Learn about our annual Etiquette Protocol – 2019 photos coming soon!

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The FYI in Prague students got to learn about the chocolate making process last night! The group finished the night off with one last group dinner at Restaurace U Medvídků.#ncstate #prague #studyabroad pic.twitter.com/wGDp9v9YJ4

Save the Date! The 18th Annual Shelton Leadership Forum will be held Friday, November 15th, 2019. One of our featured speakers will be Jim Whitehurst, President and CEO of @RedHat! Registration opens September 1st. Visit sheltonleadership.ncsu.edu for more info! pic.twitter.com/txuCFhvdZp

The #RHSC had a successful summer with food donations to @FeedthePackNCSU. All together we donated 950.3 lbs of food for the pantry!If you want more information on how to donate or volunteer, check out their website at feedthepack.dasa.ncsu.edu pic.twitter.com/0jdX9Jz9oz

We facilitated two trainings for the Living & Learning Village mentors today. We discussed initiating reflective dialogue and intro to conflict management. Thank you @ncstatehousing and for inviting us and selecting great role models for the incoming residents! #GoPack #ncstate pic.twitter.com/wYOdxEXOtb

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