Program Series

Leadership Alexandria

Program Overview

The Chamber ALX is excited to bring Leadership Alexandria, a dynamic nine month civic-based leadership development program to new and established leaders in Alexandria.

This program features three components that provides participants with an extraordinary experience:

Alexandria Up Close and Personal

Participants will have the opportunity to hear from and speak candidly with the elected officials, public and private sector heads, change makers and innovators who make Alexandria run.

Topics explored include:

  • Local and state government
  • Economic development
  • Arts, culture, history
  • Nonprofit Service
  • Public safety and justice
  • Education
  • Environmental sustainability

Leadership Development Training

Leadership Alexandria utilizes the Work of Leaders framework to give cohesion and continuity to the developmental component of the Leadership Alexandria experience. The culmination of six years of research and development, The Work of Leaders presents a unified model of leadership – Vision, Alignment, and Execution – that neatly captures the complexity of contemporary leadership. Click here to see a sample curriculum.

Connections to last a lifetime

Due to the small (by design) class size, participants build strong and lasting bonds with their classmates. 


The class will meet once a month on the third Friday for a full day of programming.

The Class of 2024-2025 program dates are as follows:

  • Friday, September 20, 2024
  • Friday, October 11, 2024
  • Friday, November 8, 2024
  • Friday, December 13, 2024
  • Friday, January 10, 2025
  • Friday, February 14, 2025
  • Friday, March 21, 2025
  • Friday, April 11, 2025
  • May TBD – Regional Leadership Summit

Program Cost

Program cost for Leadership Alexandria is $4,500

Tuition is due by August 31, 2024 and is payable by check, VISA, MasterCard, Discover and American Express.

Financial Assistance

The Chamber ALX encourages all qualified candidates to apply regardless of financial status. Leadership Alexandria has a limited number of partial and full scholarships available. Scholarships are not guaranteed.  If you would like to be considered please make sure you complete the scholarship section of the application.   

Applications close June 30, 2024. The Chamber will notify all applicants of their status by July 31, 2024.


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