Connecting Leaders

to shape Virginia's future

Gain Insights

through exploring the


Social Capital

Class members forge

a lasting network

Looking to the Future

to collaborate and lead

for tomorrow



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Class participants explore and grapple with major issues, challenges and opportunities facing the Commonwealth.

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My Lead Virginia experience gave me a more authentic understanding of the challenges and opportunities facing our commonwealth - more than that it enabled me to see these issues through the lens of my fellow classmates. Because the class was made up of representatives from large corporations, small business, academics and nonprofit organizations (not to mention a diversity of opinions and backgrounds!) each classmate brought their own perspective, questions and insight. The experience would not have been as enriching without a diverse class. As the director of a nonprofit organization with a large mission and a small budget, I was able to participate because of a scholarship I received to offset some of the Lead Virginia tuition. I am thankful. I am a better leader for my organization and community because of the experience.

Sarah Holland, Executive Director, Virginia Oral Health Coalition
Lead Virginia Class of 2013

Our Sponsors

  • Altria
  • Bon Secours
  • Norfolk Southern
  • Union Bank
  • AEP
  • Charles Ryan Associates
  • Columbia Gas of Virginia
  • DRF
  • Mead West Vaco
  • Martinsville EDC
  • Northrop Grumman
  • Virginia Business
  • Virginia Economic Development Partnership
  • Wells Fargo
  • LEAD VIRGINIA’s Board of Directors