Participant Expectations

Leaders of Tomorrow brings together colleagues to work together to find their leadership potential and future in journalism. We've designed Leaders of Tomorrow to be an immersive, and shared, experience. From the moment you walk in until the moment you leave, the group will dine together, travel together, discover together, work together and learn together.

To that end, there are some things you need to know and commit to before you apply.


$599 — includes tuition, lodging and meals.

Participants are responsible for their own travel to North Carolina, though ground transportation between the resort and Asheville Regional Airport can be arranged for an additional $50.

What you need to know

– We'll be monitoring developments with COVID-19 before your arrival. Proof of vaccination or a negative COVID-19 test within 72-hours of the program will be required, and we reserve the right to implement additional COVID mitigation measures as we continue to monitor changes in COVID-19 transmission or if federal, state or local guidelines necessitate .Check out the current COVID protocols at the property and in North Carolina.

– We'll be at a mountain resort and food options will be limited at some points during the event, so we might not be able to accommodate all dietary restrictions.

– The inn is historic, so it might not have some modern luxuries that might exist at urban hotels. The hotel rooms and our meeting spaces are spread among four floors and there is no elevator. We'll also be walking about 100 yards to the restaurant next door for our meals.

– Only one individual from each organization may attend except in special circumstances.

– Attire should be comfortable. We aren't trying to impress each other and there will be time for wandering the property and relaxing.

What we are asking you to commit to

– Adhering to any COVID-related protocols which are subject to change because of case loads and government regulations.

– Arriving into Asheville Regional Airport no later than 2:00 p.m. Monday and departing no earlier than 3:00 p.m. Wednesday.

– Leaving the rest of the world behind and being fully present from the time you land in Asheville until you depart.

– Completing all the thought leadership and engagement pre-work.

– Coming as yourself, actively participating in all activities, and being fully immersed in the experience. This may mean being comfortable getting uncomfortable.

– Being mindful that any discussions, ideas, and/or information shared at any point during the weekend may not be used for personal or individual organizational gain.

If this still sounds like the event for you, we look forward to having you join us!

Questions? Send them here.