- NCIOPL is a non-partisan, nonprofit organization whose mission is to educate future political and community leaders in modern campaign strategy, ethical decision making, and governance, such that its participants will have a sound grounding in ethical behavior, consensus building, and cooperative and collaborative leadership. No other program in North Carolina offers such a comprehensive curriculum in strategic non-partisan political leadership development.


Leadership Programs
Fellows Program

Fellows Program

The Fellows Program is an 11-weekend adult education program which includes both strategy and practical training on a variety of topics. For example, strategic focus …

IOPL Women on Board

Women on Board

Appointed leaders play key roles in state and local government and oversee a broad array of policy areas and functions, ranging from education and healthcare …

Collegiate Leadership

Collegiate Leadership

The NCIOPL Collegiate Political Leadership Program is a one-day workshop designed to develop the political skills of North Carolina college students with the potential to …

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We educate future political and community leaders in modern campaign strategy, ethical decision making, and governance.
Fellows exchange ideas in a politically, culturally, and philosophically diverse climate, building relationships with current and future leaders.
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Hometown Debates will inform voters
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Posted: August 3, 2016 By: John Hood, President – John William Pope Foundation North Carolina is urbanizing — that much is certain. You can chart …

IOPL Featured in Greensboro News and Record
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Nonprofit: Learning to be nonpartisan political leaders Posted: Wednesday, June 3, 2015 2:11 pm By Ruth D. Anderson Special to News & Record For 11 …

NC Institute of Political Leadership Graduates 54th Class of Fellows
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Pictured: Back row L-R, John Nosek, John Powell, Michael Betts, Jeremy Grissom, Charles Townsend, Joseph Prater, Sara Imhof, Joshua Arnold. Front row L-R, Bernard Benson, …