2024 Carolina Lead Organizer Cohort

🌱 Scope of the Cohort Program 

The Carolina Lead Organizer Cohort will help senior organizing staff level up their leadership, catalyze their organizing and boost strategic capacity through ongoing training, individual coaching and a shared community of practice. The program is intended for lead organizers, organizing directors, and other senior staff who manage organizing teams and/or plan and execute community, labor or electoral organizing campaigns in North Carolina or surrounding states. This free five-month course and community of practice will run from April to August 2024, with follow-up support and engagement through 2024. Check out the complete details of the program here!

📩 How To Apply

Interested applicants should complete the application form [coming soon] at your earliest convenience, with a final deadline of March 15th. Space in this cohort is limited and your participation cannot be guaranteed; applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis with the goal of finalizing acceptance decisions by March 22nd

📚 Core Content

The program will use training, coaching, case studies and peer learning to explore three fundamental topics: 

  • Liberatory Leadership of Self, Others & Teams
  • Combining Mobilizing and Organizing to Catalyze Campaigns
  • Bridging Short-Term Wins towards Long-Term Governing Power  
Pictured: Participants of the 2023 Brighter Future Institute Supervisors Cohort


Here is what past participants in our training offerings have had to say about our programs…

“DO IT! No better experience for specific nuts-and-bolts support in the context of very much knowing North Carolina and organizing. Didn’t feel like a “one-off” training, but an investment in our relationships and larger organizing movement. I put to use immediately some of the things we learned and practiced (like feedback!) with success. This training was just in time and just right.”

Abby Lublin, Executive Director, Carolina Jews for Justice

“This training is a great way to gain introspective knowledge, expand your leadership as well as examine more effective ways to show up.”

Dr. Shavon Leach, Program Manager, NC A. Philip Randolph Education Fund

“Great place to learn about how to lead teams with clarity, compassion, and skill!”

        Clara Hazlett-Norman, NC Senior Organizer, Union of Southern Service Workers


Need to get in touch? Contact us at info@brighterfuturenetwork.org