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Introducing Leaders Lab of Greater Charlottesville

Leadership Charlottesville has a new curriculum and a new name! We introduced Leaders Lab of Greater Charlottesville in a virtual "sneak peek" on March 9, 2022.

Program applications open April 18. Click here to get updates by email.

Leaders Lab partners in collaboration: Center for Nonprofit Excellence, Weldon Cooper Center for Public Service, Charlottesville Regional Chamber of Commerce, and Institute for Engagement and Negotiation at UVA.

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Exceptional skills-building and deep collaboration for a stronger community

Leaders Lab is a nine-month leadership program for individuals participating in a cohort that values:

✓ A collective diversity of community knowledge, experience & expertise

✓ A collaborative mindset to improve the practice of leadership in our community

✓ Humility and deep listening skills

✓ A spirit of excellence with a strong work ethic to leverage assets to address community challenges

At the end of this program, individuals will:

✓ Apply learning to complete their individual leadership plans

✓ Offer a nuanced perspective and understanding of at least seven community issues

✓ Demonstrate understanding of community problem-solving and skills development through practice

✓ Access a new network of community-minded leaders that supports individual growth/development AND collaborative action towards a more broadly thriving community.

Each session will include three primary program elements:

✓ Leadership Development – Building a competency model: leadership, management, self-management, analytics, relationships, etc.

✓ Community Knowledge-Building – Community case studies focusing on challenges such as homelessness, food and health equity, municipal comprehensive planning, etc.

✓ Community Problem-Solving – Actively honing leadership skills such as collaborative governance, consensus-building, effective facilitation, multi-party negotiation, innovation, conflict resolution, etc