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The Leadership Triangle Awards Gala / Goodmon Awards
presented by nhl_hurricanes_primary

Thursday, December 11, 2014 from 5:30pm to 9:00pm
BAY 7, American Tobacco Campus
318 Blackwell Street
Durham, NC 27701

This year our theme is "Reflections to the Future"

The Leadership Triangle Awards Gala, formerly called the Goodmon Awards, named after James F. Goodmon, CEO of Capitol Broadcasting and chair emeritus of Leadership Triangle, recognizes outstanding, regionally-minded Triangle leaders and organizations. In our efforts to promote regional leaders, we present five Goodmon Awards, and for the past two years had a Hall of Fame Induction.  The Leadership Triangle Awards Gala, presented by the Carolina Hurricanes, is Thursday, December 11, 2014 in Bay 7 on the American Tobacco Campus in Durham, 5:30 to 9:00pm. Join us for the only annual fundraiser for Leadership Triangle.

Reserve your seat today. Deadline to register is Monday, December 1.
Don't miss the fun, fame, and insight into the future.
Click here to reserve a seat for you and your guests.

Become a "table" or "pre-gala reception sponsor" and sit with your own team or guests
$1800 - Table of 8, $2500 - Pre-gala Reception. Contact Winkie La Force at  This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it or 919-433-1577 before November 15.

Thank you to our Annual Sponsors and Event Sponsors


Pre-Reception Sponsor


Production Sponsor

Table Sponsors



The Redwoods Group





The Regional Roundtable

Greater Durham Chamber of Commerce

Greater Raleigh Chamber of Commerce

Research Triangle Regional Partnership

Research Triangle Foundation

Past Winners

As communities across the Triangle come to understand the importance of working together, regional thinking and regional cooperation become more essential to our individual and collective well being. Yet, we have few mechanisms in place for rewarding such regional foresight and action. As a result, Leadership Triangle in 2002 established the annual Goodmon Awards in honor of James F. Goodmon, chair emeritus, Leadership Triangle, and president/CEO, Capitol Broadcasting Company.

These awards recognize leaders in our community who are regionally minded - and who exhibit that frame of mind in their personal and professional lives. The categories of winners include individuals, public officials/governmental, organizations, partnerships and Leadership Triangle Alumni (Goodmon Fellows)

Welcome to Leadership Triangle!

Watch this video and you will understand why Leadership Triangle is a leading organization in our region!


Leadership Triangle is a non-profit organization established in 1992 to educate and promote regionalism across the separate communities of the Triangle. It does this through regional and leadership development classes, seminars and awards. We strive to build leadership capacity, cooperation, and networking opportunities across the public, private and civic sector, preserving local uniqueness while acting regionally to deal with issues such as traffic congestion, water quality, housing affordability, open space, school funding, economic and social equity.

Are you a seasoned Triangle resident or have you just moved to the area? Would you like to:

  • Gain perspective on regional issues
  • Gain access to resources in dealing with regional issues
  • Connect with a broad and widely diverse network of other leaders
  • Be involved in enhancing the region's quality of life
  • Improve your own leadership skills

Then consider applying to one of our classes.  All graduates earn the degree of "Goodmon Fellow" in recognition of James F. Goodmon, President and CEO, Capitol Broadcasting Company, Chair Emeritus of Leadership Triangle and regional leader extraordinaire

Find out more...

Find out more about our Regional Program, presented by Quintiles, began again January, 2014.  Classes move around the Triangle, exposing the participants to regional opportunities and challenges, and is a great environment for regional networking and problem solving. Their graduation is Monday, May 18th.  

Our Executive Program began in April, 2013.  It is for those  C-level folks who are new to the area, and their spouses or partners.  It meets five times over the next nine months. This group of executives graduated February, 2014.

This Fall we unveiled a new, creative, dynamic program, Transforming Leaders.  (September-December) It is a fantastic leadership development experience that includes a 360 self-evaluation tool, instructors from the Triangle Universities’ Business Schools, interactions with other class members and Triangle leaders, and individual coaching. Goodmon Fellows who become Transforming Coaches, have an opportunity to learn,or elevate, their coaches skills with eight hours of training by world class instructors, and then implement those skills over several months.

Our College Edition, presented by RTP, invites two students from every university, college and community college, in Orange, Durham, Wake and Chatham counties, to meet in various locations around the Triangle. We are told we are the only program in the region that brings all these schools together. We welcome the input they give to Leadership Triangle as to the future needs of the region, especially for this age group.

The 2013 Leadership Triangle Awards Gala presented by the Carolina Hurricanes were a roaring success. We look forward to a repeat performance December 11 2014, in Bay 7,  when we celebrate the 12th annual awards banquet.

Our Alumni Network is stronger than ever before.  We encourage graduates to view the class as step #1, then involvement with "Goodmon Fellows" through the LT Alumni Network as the on-going benefit of Leadership Triangle throughout the years. Join the LT Alumni Network and reap the benefits of membership.


Click here to use PayPal to make donations, register for the Alumni Network, or submit payments for Leadership Triangle classes and seminars