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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

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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

September 21, 2019

Shelton Day of Service

Join us for our annual weekend of community service

November 15, 2019

Shelton Leadership Forum

Learn more about this inspiring professional development event

January 2020

Etiquette Protocol

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

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Save the Date! The 18th Annual Shelton Leadership Forum will be held Friday, November 15th, 2019. One of our featured speakers will be Natalie Nixon, PhD, President of Figure 8 Thinking, LLC! Registration opens September 1st.Visit sheltonleadership.ncsu.edu for more info! pic.twitter.com/Dmxbwzmvjk

That’s a wrap on NCSU 2! It’s been a fantastic week filled with laughter, fun, and growth. Thank you to everyone to made this week successful, we couldn’t have done it without you. Here are the final team pics and a few others! 🐺🧭#RHSC #redhatsheltonchallenge pic.twitter.com/0apAL3YdQb

Today’s student spotlight is Heaven Davis, 2018-2020 CLDP member. Heaven is a first-year student majoring in Chemical and Paper Science Engineering from Conover, NC.Check out Heaven's profile at go.ncsu.edu/CLDP. #Leadership Apply for the CLDP TODAY!! pic.twitter.com/HubwRFWUXr

#TBT to Dr. Debbie Acker being recognized with the 2019 Provost Unit Award for Excellence. This award represents NC State’s highest honor for non-faculty members and there are only 6 recipients. Congrats Debbie! . . . . #ncstate #ncsu #awards #excellence #leadership pic.twitter.com/mKRwrU0agu

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