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Ethics… Setting a moral compass in thought and action

Borderless Leadership… Inspiring integrity, responsibility and service across all personal, professional and geographical boundaries

Building Community… Providing essential resources to create an increasingly diverse, informed and enlightened community

Vision… convening and connecting leaders as catalysts for the good of the community

Impact… making a difference through achieving meaningful results to create lasting impressions

Learning… providing multiple access points to varying degrees of development, resulting in an ongoing continuum of leadership

Message from the Chair and President & CEO

Welcome to Leadership Center for Excellence!

We work to develop trained leaders who are committed to building and strengthening our community. Established in 1998 as an independent 501(c)(3) nonprofit, our organization fosters a sense of community, partnership and collaboration that will motivate participants to become involved in our community’s future.

Leadership Center for Excellence works to build our community, one leader at a time.

Leadership Center for Excellence, an outgrowth of Leadership Arlington, has grown substantially since its inception in 1998. Our initial program, Leadership Arlington, trains effective, inspired established leaders. Additionally, Leadership Center for Excellence has been operating its Youth Program for high school students since 2004. The past few years have been a time of booming growth for the organization, with the commencement of two landmark programs – the Executive Forums and Ignite Young Professionals Program – as well as the establishment of our customized consulting and trainings, a branch of the organization dedicated to capacity building programs.

Whether you are a member of Leadership Center for Excellence, a leader in our region or just a visitor to our website, I would like to invite you to become more involved with our organization! As the Chair of Leadership Center for Excellence’s Board of Regents, I am proud to celebrate leaders, like you. Our organization looks forward to continuing to make a significant impact in the shaping of our region’s future… one leader at a time.