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Winston-Salem Triad Chapter President Completes Leadership Training

North Carolina PBA Winston-Salem Triad Chapter president, David Rose recently completed a prominent leadership program in the Winston-Salem community. David proudly served as a representative of the Winston-Salem Police Department and graduated from the Leadership Winston-Salem program on June 6, 2019.


The leadership course began in October 2018 and representatives met one to two days a month through June of 2019. Every month had a theme that was designed to expose participants to a community issue and/or function.  These included Government Day, Human Relations Day, Health Care Day, Arts Day, Education Day and Social Services Day. There were a total of 64 people in the course that represented a cross-section of community members and leaders. 


The program required each participant to assist with an Action Learning Project.  


Action learning brings together a diverse team of “untainted” non-experts to explore a complex problem or potential opportunity through a fresh set of eyes. In the Leadership Winston-Salem program:


  • Projects were solicited from non-profit community organizations.
  • Teams of class participants focused on both a deliverable and the leadership learning process itself through inquiry, reflection and feedback.
  • A team coach worked with each team to ensure that the leadership learning took place along with the work on deliverables.



David’s action learning project paired him with seven other participants. In the project, two elementary schools asked them to develop strategies/methods to improve parental involvement in their child’s education. They were able to identify realistic and cost-effective strategies to address this need.  


The Leadership Winston-Salem’s flagship program is designed to ignite community leaders with a mission of educating, connecting and energizing leaders to serve and improve the community. Likened to a “community MBA,” participants benefit through active engagement, attending one program day each month and working in action learning teams to address an actual dilemma faced by a local agency.


The program challenged participants to increase their personal and collective capacity to transform the community through civic engagement, servant leadership and building social capital. Components included:


  • Informative sessions with community leaders
  • Experiential group activities
  • Relationship building/networking opportunities
  • Opportunities for honoring all aspects of diversity
  • Action learning projects addressing community needs
  • Emphasis on servant leadership


David was born in Ft. Oglethorpe, GA and was raised in east Tennessee and southwest Virginia. He is one of seven sons and he has a twin brother. David graduated from Kingsport Christian High School in May 1989. While attending high school, he lettered in basketball, baseball, soccer and track. He credits his high school basketball coach, Don Bell, as being one of the most influential people in his early life.


After high school, David attended college at what is now Piedmont International University in Winston-Salem. While there, he met his wife, Nichole, and they recently celebrated 24 years of marriage. David would go on to earn his bachelor’s degree in Management and Ethics from John Wesley College. David and Nichole have two sons, Tyler and Austin. Tyler is a police officer in Winston-Salem and Austin is in the agriculture business.


David began working for the Winston-Salem Police Department in August of 1995. While there he has served as a patrol officer, foot patrol officer, robbery detective, and a homicide detective. He was promoted to sergeant in October 2006 and he was promoted to lieutenant in October 2017.


In the Fall of 2015, David chaired the steering committee that re-established the Winston-Salem Triad Chapter of the NCPBA. He is the president of the Winston-Salem Triad Chapter and serves on the Division Board as secretary. In 2017, he was appointed to the North Carolina Criminal Justice Education and Training Standards Commission by Attorney General Josh Stein. 

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