Our Signature Program engages a diverse consortium of leaders in a thought-provoking, 9-month educational and community-based curriculum that consists of an overnight retreat, nine monthly full-day sessions, and a small-group project. Each class will participate in an, experiential learning-based leadership education, framed around local issues.
Our class day curriculum is developed by using a learner-focused and experiential approach. The program includes visiting local organizations, discussions with thought leaders, and team-oriented problem-solving activities.
Full attendance at all day sessions (8:00 am - 5:00 pm) and the opening retreat (two full days plus one overnight) is required. Only two absences will be allowed for personal/work situations. Please note day sessions will be on the third Thursday each month for 2019 -2020. The full schedule will be available online by October 1, 2019.
CALENDAR OF MANDATORY CLASS DATES (2019-2020)
Opening Retreat – Thursday and Friday, September 19 & 20
October Program Day – Thursday, October 17
November Program Day – Thursday, November 14
December Program Day – Thursday, December 19
January Class Day – Thursday, January 16
February Program Day (VA General Assembly, Richmond) – Date to be determined.
March Class Day – Thursday, March 19
April Class Day – Thursday, April 16
May Class Day – Thursday, May 21
Graduation – Friday, May 22 Graduation is an evening event.