Watauga Leadership Institute


Implement a series of courses designed to cultivate a community-wide atmosphere for leadership development. 

Action Items

  • Identify potential participants and communicate the value of community-based leadership development.

  • Annually evaluate curriculum and implement necessary adjustments to courses.

  • Survey community partners to assess needs for future program development and course refinement.

  • Assist Chamber staff in planning and implementing class sessions and alumni functions.


  • Establish new programming to engage a more diverse audience of community members and past program attendees.

  • Established Watauga Leadership Development course for graduates of Watauga Leadership Challenge, or other community leadership programs, to serve as a deep dive into select leadership principles.

  • Created Insight Nights series to facilitate a connection between established and aspiring local leaders and seasonal residents of the High Country who have achieved business success.

  • Perform an annual review of all curriculum and implement adjustments to programs as necessary.

Committee Chair

David Still, Ray's Weather