Perhaps at no time in our history has local leadership been more important to our future. Local leaders need wider perspectives and deeper understanding of existing and emerging community issues, as well as tools for strengthening their own leadership abilities so they can effectively engage with the local, national and international challenges that impact daily life in Alexandria.
To provide a forum for engagement to a new generation and a path to social impact leadership, The Chamber ALX has partnered with Leadership Center for Excellence to relaunch Leadership Alexandria. With a new civic-based curriculum that draws heavily from the latest research on leadership development, participants will expand their impact on both their own organizations and the wider community.
Delivered virtually when necessary and in person when possible*, the new program will bring leaders throughout Alexandria to the table for dialogue with Leadership Alexandria participants. Participants will also experience a recognized leadership development program, supported with one-on-one leadership coaching, which delivers new insights for personal and professional growth.
Participants will explore topics including:
- Local and state government - October 2020
- Economic development - November 2020
- Arts and culture - December 2020
- Health and human services - January 2021
- Public safety and justice - February 2021
- Education and workforce development - March 2021
- Environmental sustainability - April 2021
- Inclusive leadership and regionalism - May 2021
The Chamber ALX seeks established leaders currently making strong individual contributions in business, government, nonprofit and other realms, who desire to expand their impact, both within their spheres of influence and beyond.
Program cost -$3,500
*Due to COVID-19 the initial classes will be conducted virtually, two Friday's a month from 9:00am-12:30pm. We will move to in person sessions as soon as it is safe to do so.
Application deadline is August 31, 2020
Questions: Contact Maria Ciarrocchi