Introducing Leaders Lab of Greater Charlottesville
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.
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