1,400 Members and Counting!

Making Leadership Arlington the Most Sought-After Leadership Program for Established Leaders

Program Structure

Designed for established leaders, Leadership Arlington is a nine-month program, which promotes a strong commitment to strengthening and building our community. A balanced class of approximately 50 leaders from the private, public and nonprofit sectors ensures diverse perspectives and opportunities as participants experience personal and professional development through an issues-based curriculum combined with a unique skill-building component.

Interested in joining our 20th Anniversary Class? Apply today!

To enlighten, inspire and connect leaders to strengthen the community by creating a prepared, inspired and inclusive leadership who together embrace responsibility for the common good.
Leadership Arlington is a nine-month program, which promotes a strong commitment to strengthening and building our community.
A balanced class of approximately 50 established leaders from the private, public and nonprofit sectors.
For more information about Leadership Arlington, attend one of our upcoming information sessions or contact Courtney Simon, Member Engagement Manager, at csimon@leadercenter.org or 703-528-2522.


Monday, March 6, 2017
6:00-7:30pm
Navy League Building
2300 Wilson Boulevard
Arlington, VA

Wednesday, March 22, 2017
8:00-9:00am
Leadership Center for Excellence
4420 N. Fairfax Drive, 2nd Floor
Arlington, VA

Tuesday, April 4, 2017
6:00-7:30pm
Arlington Community Federal Credit Union
5566 Columbia Pike
Falls Church, VA

Apply today by downloading this application and emailing the completed form to bfrantz@leadercenter.org or mailing it to 4420 N. Fairfax Drive, Suite 102, Arlington, VA 22203.
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Join Our 1,400 Satisfied Members!

We are now accepting applications for the Class of 2018, our 20th Anniversary Class!

Please download your application here.

Click here to view the Class of 2018 program calendar.

Apply Today!

Information Sessions

In order to help prospective applicants gain an understanding of Leadership Arlington and to answer questions applicants might have, Leadership Center for Excellence annually holds informational sessions. The sessions include conversations with LCE/LA members and a short presentation. We encourage you to attend as our guest! Learn more and RSVP for an information session here.

Monday, March 6, 2017
6:00-7:30pm
Navy League Building
2300 Wilson Boulevard
Arlington, VA

Wednesday, March 22, 2017
8:00-9:00am
Leadership Center for Excellence
4420 N. Fairfax Drive, 2nd Floor
Arlington, VA

Tuesday, April 4, 2017
6:00-7:30pm
Arlington Community Federal Credit Union
5566 Columbia Pike
Falls Church, VA

Join the Class of 2018!

Apply today!

Applications are now open for the Class of 2018, our 20th Anniversary Class! Download the application! For more information, please contact Courtney Simon, Member Engagement Manager, at csimon@leadercenter.org.

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Benefits of Participation

How do YOU benefit?

  • Opportunity to employ leadership strengths, increase leadership skills and recognize arenas in which unique contributions may be applied

  • Expanded awareness of issues and challenges facing our community

  • Ability to articulate a vision for the community and translate that vision into action

  • Chance to discover strategies for developing others’ personal vision and power

  • Networking with fellow community leaders on a personal and professional level

How does YOUR ORGANIZATION benefit?

  • Retention of employees with deepened leadership capabilities and a greater understanding of how to maximize community engagement

  • Opportunity to showcase your organization’s involvement in the premier leadership organization in the community

  • Rewards of networking with a diverse group of 1,400 community leaders representing over 600 organizations

  • Visible commitment to service in the community

  • Creation of workforce stability through membership engagement

How does the COMMUNITY benefit?

  • Increased source of quality leaders in the community

  • Improved communication network among civil, social, educational and business leaders in the region

  • Membership contribution of over 25,000 volunteer hours to the community annually, representing over $580,000 in donated time

  • Assistance to leaders in their development, matching their skills and interests with the needs of the community

  • Leadership base with broadened perspectives, prepared to more effectively guide our community into the future

Leadership Arlington is nothing if not a programmatic gem of civic cultivation that instills being, learning, leading and dreaming in newly minted civic entrepreneurs. And this, in turn, helps bestow collaborative advantage – both to preserve what is wonderful about the place we call home, but also, and perhaps more importantly, to creatively surmount the signature regional challenges of our day that are ours to tackle.
Merrick Hoben, Leadership Arlington Class of 2015
Through Leadership Arlington, I have learned new skills and was enlightened about many aspects of the region. This knowledge has helped me personally as well as professionally. Most importantly, I have made some long-lasting friendships with amazing people who I never would have met otherwise. I was particularly taken with the emphasis that LA puts on giving back to the community. This organization helps build honest leaders who are givers. I am honored to be a lifetime member of LA.
Lucy Bowen McCauley, Leadership Arlington Class of 2008
I have benefited significantly from my experience in Leadership Arlington. I have learned a great deal about community leadership and what it takes to build a world class community. During our Opening Retreat, one of our speakers suggested the importance of fostering and building connections, as “the power of connection is significant in getting things done.” As a result of my experience in Leadership Arlington, I am confident I will stay engaged and involved in making a difference. I am grateful for this opportunity.
Mike Jewth, Leadership Arlington Class of 2015
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