Shelton Leadership Forum

The Shelton Leadership Forum is a nationally recognized event heading into its 20th 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. Networking opportunities are plentiful with an audience of corporate, education, non-profit, military, government and other emerging leaders. Our speakers include innovators from across the business and education communities. The Forum includes engaging presentations plus lunch and networking breaks.

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 intergenerational audiences from diverse professional backgrounds in order to create a more dynamic dialogue.

2021 Shelton Leadership Forum | Friday, October 15, 2021

Future Leadership: Expectations to Learn, Unlearn, and Learn, Again

Information concerning the program will be available in the coming months. Please check back to see who our 2021 speakers will be. We hope to have you with us on Friday, October 15, 2021.



Recap Forum 2020: Leadership Challenges: The Complexity of Leading Organizations with a Global Mindset

As our society faces more complex problems globally, leaders encounter challenges and obstacles that can not be solved alone. It requires society to solve problems together and openly in order for organizations to survive and advance in their fields. This year’s forum will have speakers who lead and develop others with a global mindset fostering a cultural environment that encourages innovation and empowers others to solve complex problems facing the world today.

2020 Keynote Speakers

2020 Featured Panelists

Registration Information

Virtual Registration

The early bird registration rate will be available August 10-September 13, 2020, for $79. *Early bird registration extended through Friday, September 25th

Regular registration will be available September 14-September 29, 2020, for $99.

FREE access for NC State faculty, staff, and students. (Registration is still required.)

Registration includes all day access to the Forum. Since this event will be live streamed, registrants will have the opportunity to engage with the speakers and panelists through a chat function. 

The link to access the Forum will be emailed to all registered participants on Tuesday, September 29th at 5pm. 

Contact us for questions about registration, group rate information/registration, sponsor registration or with any other questions about the Shelton Leadership Forum.

Sponsor the Forum

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

We are grateful for our  current Sponsors!








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

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