Leading, Educating, and Developing (LEAD) is a one-week leadership training program designed for local government managers and any-one from local government who wants to enhance their organizations or communities through improved leadership.

Name Email Job Title Phone
Alysse Dowdy ald5zm@virginia.edu Leadership Development Operations Coordinator 832-443-1536
Charles Hartgrove charles.hartgrove@virginia.edu Managing Director, VIG 804-371-0202
Molly Harlow mjh3a@virginia.edu VIG Assistant Director, Leadership Development 434-987-0331
Shirley Hamblet smh2dr@virginia.edu Event Planner, LEAD/SEI 434-243-5031

The Virginia Institute of Government, in addition to its full-time staff, contracts the services of expert instructors throughout Virginia to conduct courses for LEAD, SEI, and general interest programs for local governments. 


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If you would like to learn more about the LEAD program or our staff and instructors, please contact Shirley Hamblet
Email: shirleyhamblet@virginia.edu (preferred) | Office: 434-243-5031 | Cell: 727-744-0573