We regret to advise that the October 17 - 23 and November 14 - 20, 2020 sessions of the LEAD program have been cancelled due to the COVID-19 pandemic. We will contact those registered (or their localities) regarding rescheduling. 
What Is LEAD?

The LEAD program takes communities confidently into the future by training public leaders to adopt a proactive approach in how they strive to change and improve organizations. It consists of an intense one-week course with involved community leaders and innovative government organizers focused on creating effective, high performance local governments around the world. 

Program Curriculum

We teach local government leaders to create efficient systems and envision brighter futures for their communities. 

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Plan Your Visit

Numerous recreational choices are convenient to Charlottesville. Find out more about what you can do.

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Join the LEAD Alumni

Join our esteemed alumni who have successfully completed our program and now improve their communities.

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Ready to Apply?

You can still apply for LEAD classes in 2021. Dates are not set yet but applications are still being accepted. We'll let you know once dates are made available.

Apply for LEAD 2021

Any Questions?

Looking for the Senior Executive Institute?

In addition to the LEAD program, we also run a second program called the Senior Executive Institute. Many who take the LEAD class graduate to the Senior Executive Institute. SEI is a two-week long course and greatly enhances anyone's abilities to effectively organize and motivate those around them. You can find out more on our companion website for the Senior Executive Institute.