• Leadership Mount Vernon Lee

  • Leadership Mount Vernon Lee equips this region’s top talent with an understanding of how decisions are made,

    how complex policies are shaped, and how to influence meaningful change in our community.


  • Business leaders and those in social service, health, religious, military, education, cultural arts, and government organizations

    who are committed to making our community the best place to live, work and to do business are invited to apply.




    Under the guidance of the faculty at the Fred W. Smith National Library for the Study of George Washington at Mount Vernon, participants will learn about leadership, management, conflict resolution, managing change, and character-based decision making inspired by the life of George Washington.




    Key community leaders will be invited to speak to your class to help you understand the complexities of the current issues that face our community.  Experts will present an in-depth look at the issues and you will have the opportunity to explore these challenges, as well as effective solutions.



    Connections That Matter

    You will develop a personal and professional network of those who care about our community. Not only will you personally know the key people in our community, you will also establish among your fellow Leadership Class members many enduring professional relationships and friendships.


  • Your Commitment

    When you join Leadership Mount Vernon Lee, you are committing to attend all nine program sessions. Classes will be from 11:00 am to 5:30 pm each program day, at the Fred W. Smith National Library for the Study of George Washington at Mount Vernon. 


  • Class Schedule

  • SEPTEMBER 25, 11:00 AM TO 4:00 PM
    Leadership Skills and Development

    OCTOBER 24, 11:00 AM TO 4:00 PM
    Building Our Community

    NOVEMBER 21, 11:00 AM TO 4:00 PM

    DECEMBER 19, 11:00 AM TO 4:00 PM
    Public Safety and the Courts

    JANUARY 23, 11:00 AM TO 4:00 PM
    Social Services and Housing

    FEBRUARY 20, 8:00 AM TO 4:00 PM
    Visit the General Assembly in Richmond

    MARCH 19, 11:00 AM TO 4:00 PM
    Education and Workforce Training

    APRIL 23, 11:00 AM TO 4:00 PM
    Economic Development

    MAY 21, 11:00 AM TO 4:00 PM
    Cultural and Historic Assets 

  • Program Costs and Benefits

  • The cost for the Leadership Program is

    $2,200 for the general public

     $1,850 for Mount Vernon Lee Chamber members 

    $1,550 for government and not-for-profits 


    This covers all program costs, lunch, program materials,

    networking reception after class,

    DISC Profile, and five hours of one-on-one professional coaching.