University of North Carolina Wilmington
University of North Carolina Wilmington

Swain Center: Executive Education and Economic Development


We spoke to many leaders to understand today’s new realities and how we can move forward together. In response, we:

For help in navigating these new resources, please review the short video below from our Director, Richard Walsh.

Contact Us

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News & Updates

May 18, 2020

April 29, 2020

April 20, 2020

  • Excellence in Leadership Series now available. Click on “short videos” below.
  • Our most popular programs are now offered online.
  • The Swain Center Team is working remote and will continue to adapt and support leaders through this time of significant change.


Quote of the Week
"A leader takes people where they want to go. A great leader takes people where they don't necessarily want to go, but where they ought to be." Rosalynn Carter, former First Lady of the United States


Through unique partnerships, with The Leaders' Counsel, The Forte Institute, HW Consulting, and Cassian Films, the Swain Center is offering short and complimentary leadership videos.

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Current Online Certificate Programs

Please be sure to check back soon. We will offer more topics each week!

View our digital catalog

Organizations today face challenges more complex than ever before. The Swain Center offers the most relevant, cutting-edge solutions that will help meet our client's objectives and drive organizational excellence.

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The Swain Center will assign a team of experts to help our clients design and deliver:

  • Customized programs and services
  • Support in engaging and re-engaging your team
  • Guidance in developing or strengthening your strategic plan
  • Executive coaching to a leader or team of leaders

Explore Custom Solutions

The Swain Center offers unique, and high-quality, executive coaching for our clients, leaders and alumni. We draw upon highly talented coaches to support organizations and leaders to strengthen their leadership and business skills.

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For more information on our coaching services, please click on one of the buttons below.

Explore Coaching Services

Discuss Pro Bono Coaching Session

The Swain Center team is prepared to support you in leading your organizations and teams through these challenging times. Each week, we will add more resources for you to use during and after the COVID-19 pandemic. 

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Resources for Leaders

After speaking with a number of leaders and alumni, we prepared complimentary videos on key topics believed to be most critical today to lead your organizations and teams.

Explore Leadership Videos
Wilmington Chamber of Commerce President, Natalie English, Interview with Richard Walsh


We are also offering one pro bono executive coaching session for senior leaders who are leading through these challenges and preparing themselves and others for the future.

Discuss Pro Bono Coaching Services

The Swain Center provides economic services and insights that are critical for a leader to quickly understand current and future economic trends. Here you can access important announcements, interviews, articles and insights from our regional economist, Dr. Adam Jones as well as from our Economist in Residence, Dr. Thomas Simpson.