Program Series

Leadership Alexandria

Program Overview

Perhaps at no time in our history has local leadership been more important to our future.  Local leaders need wider perspectives and deeper understanding of existing and emerging community issues, as well as tools for strengthening their own leadership abilities so they can effectively engage with the local, national and international challenges that impact daily life in Alexandria.

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. 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, as well as experience a leadership development program which delivers new insights for personal and professional growth. In addition, participants will have the opportunity to develop lasting friendships with their classmates.

Participants will explore topics including:

  • Local and state government
  • Economic development 
  • Arts and culture
  • Health and human services 
  • Public safety and justice
  • Education and workforce development
  • Environmental sustainability
  • Inclusive leadership and regionalism 

Required Time

The class will meet one Friday a month for a full day of programming. The Class of 2023 program dates will be the third Friday of each month between September 2022-May 2023.

Program Cost

Program cost for Leadership Alexandria is $4,000
Tuition is due by August 31, 2022 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 provides scholarships to nonprofit and small business executives. Scholarships are for a partial amount of the tuition.  Scholarships are not guaranteed as there are only a limited number available.  YOU MUST INDICATE (via email to Maria Ciarrocchi THAT YOU WOULD LIKE TO BE CONSIDERED FOR A SCHOLARSHIP AT THE TIME YOU SUBMIT YOUR APPLICATION.  

Meet the Class of 2021-2022

Meet the Class of 2020-2021

Applications are now closed! Please check back for the Class of 2023-2024 application in June of 2023.

Please email Maria Ciarrocchi at with any questions.


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