LEAD fills the need to Learn, Explore, Absorb, and Disseminate the portrait of the Virginia Peninsula!
Bo Garner - Manager, PBMares, LLP
"The LEAD Peninsula Program has given me the opportunity not only to connect with future leaders of the area, but to befriend them. I have also had the privilege of getting behind the scenes tours of the major drivers of the peninsula economy including military, healthcare, education, political, transportation, science and environmental facilities. It has been an eye opening experience for me, and I have a deeper understanding and appreciation of how the region operates."
Colonel David Stanfield - US Air Force
"The LEAD Peninsula Program was an amazing experience! The monthly immersions into the myriad of issues facing the Hampton Roads community proved to be invaluable to my professional development and facilitated a greater appreciation for the complexity of city management. Moreover, the Cohort experience yielded friendships and connections I will always treasure. Without a doubt, I'm a better citizen, leader, and professional due to the LEAD program."
Lieutenant Molly B. Bartley - Newport News Police Department
"I recently graduated from the 2016-2017 Virginia Peninsula Chamber of Commerce LEAD class, which ran from September 2016 to June 2017. LEAD, Learn Explore Absorb and Disseminate, is a wonderful community immersion program for leaders in our region. The course topics covered a wide variety of fields from Public Safety; Health & Human Services; Education; Government; Technology; Transportation; Environment and Federal. In each session, leaders in each field provided a presentation on their business and how it impacts us and the citizens in our communities. The networking provided local leaders an opportunity to share information from varying fields and prompts leaders to immerse themselves in community interaction, collaboration and partnerships. Thank you to the Virginia Peninsula Chamber of Commerce!"
Class of 2017
LEAD Peninsula 2016-2017 Program Day Sponsors
Virginia Peninsula Chamber Foundation, Inc.
Class of 2018 Program Days
September 7, 2017
Opening Session / Orientation
October 5, 2017
Public Safety Day
November 2, 2017
Health & Human Services Day
December 7, 2017
January 4, 2018
February 1, 2018
March 1, 2018
April 5, 2018
May 3, 2018
Federal Impact Day
June 7, 2018
Closing Session / Completion Ceremony