Shelton Leadership Forum


The Shelton Leadership Forum is a nationally recognized event heading into its 22nd successful year. The event welcomes participants from all over North Carolina as well as from surrounding states for a day focused on practical lessons in values-based leadership. Our audience consists of corporate, education, non-profit, military, government and other emerging leaders. Our speakers include innovators from across the business and education communities.

The 2023 Shelton Leadership Forum will be streamed live virtually for all attendees.

The Shelton Leadership Forum is offered through the Shelton Leadership Center and administered by the NC State Office of the Provost. As Executive Director, General H. Hugh Shelton is committed to developing values-based leaders and bringing together inter-generational audiences from diverse professional backgrounds to create a more dynamic dialogue.


Rising Above Uncertainty:
Building A Resilient Mindset For Effective Leadership

Friday, October 13, 2023

In times of change, resilient leadership turns uncertainties into opportunities. Join us at the 2023 Shelton Leadership Forum as we provide practical strategies for instilling resilience in your leadership style, enhancing your ability to navigate unforeseen challenges and achieve positive outcomes. We have curated a panel of thought leaders and speakers who will share insights on building resilient leaders and teams that foster a supportive organizational culture and promote adaptability. Whether you are a student aspiring to cultivate foundational resilient leadership skills or a seasoned professional seeking to refine your leadership approach to better address unparalleled organizational challenges, we warmly welcome you to participate in the 2023 Shelton Leadership Forum.


All sessions of the 2023 Shelton Leadership Forum will be streamed virtually. In the week before the Forum, registered attendees will receive a link to the virtual livestream to view all of the below sessions.


Adam Markel Headshot

Adam Markel

Resilience Researcher & Work Culture Expert

WorkWell Labs

Dr. Taryn Stejskal Headshot

Dr. Taryn Stejskal

Chief Resilience Officer

Resilience Leadership Institute


The Chancellor’s Roundtable Discussion, expertly moderated by NC State University Chancellor Randy Woodson, serves as a dynamic forum where trailblazers from diverse sectors unite to share wisdom and illuminate the trials and triumphs of resilient leadership. Drawing from their personal leadership journeys, esteemed panelists will discuss strategies that have weathered adversity and converted challenges into victories. Attendees are granted an insider’s view of leadership journeys, uncovering the nuances of successful strategies and those that, despite not reaching immediate success, offer invaluable lessons. Students, industry leaders, educators, and business professionals are thus invited to seize this unique opportunity at the Chancellor’s Roundtable Discussion, where they can decipher the blueprints of resilience from leaders who have successfully navigated their course and ignite their own journey to resilience.

Dr. Sheronda Witter

Senior Advisor of Out-of-School Time Partnerships

STEM Next Opportunity Fund

Kristine Sloan

Executive Director

Leadership Triangle

Patrick Imbasciani

Former U.S. Marine &

Accomplished C-suite Professional

Candice Webb

Senior Learning & Development Specialist



Registration for the 2023 Shelton Leadership Forum is now open! Click here to register.

Registration Cost: $25/person*

Registration includes access to the live stream event. Registrants will have the opportunity to engage with the speakers and panelists through a chat function. If registrants cannot attend the event live, they will have access to a video recording for 30 days post-event.

If you have any questions or issues with registration, please contact the Shelton Leadership Center at

The Shelton Leadership Center will contact all attendees who have registered the week of the forum with final details and a link to the virtual event.

Group Registration

If you are interested in registering a group of attendees for the Shelton Leadership Forum, please reach out to the Shelton Leadership Center at 919-513-0148 or for more information on group registration.

*Registration for NC State affiliates, UNC System affiliates, and NC Community College affiliates is free.

The 2023 Shelton Leadership Forum is supported by:





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Interested in sponsoring the Shelton Leadership Forum? Though the theme changes annually, over 75% of sponsors renew their support year after year.

For more information about sponsorships, please contact Dr. Debbie Acker.