LEAD Peninsula works to promote the development of civic leadership from within the business community, and fosters opportunities for increased communication and cooperation among the private, public and nonprofit sectors. Through a series of initiatives and programs, the LEAD Peninsula program provides opportunities for both recognized and emerging leaders to work collaboratively on issues of importance to the Peninsula community.
Since 1984, LEAD Peninsula (formally Leadership Institute of the Virginia Peninsula) has been introducing its class members to the major facets of the greater Peninsula community through an intensive nine-month course. The LEAD Peninsula members participate in educational sessions, tours, retreats and candid conversations with community leaders. Topics include but are not limited to: local, state and federal government, education, media, environment, regionalism, history, economic development, criminal justice, health care, social services, and, arts and culture. The objective of this diverse array of topics is to challenge members to see their community as they never have before and to expand their knowledge on the different aspects that influence their community as a whole.
Since its beginning, LEAD Peninsula has graduated over 700 diverse and accomplished individuals, many of whom have gone on to assume important leadership roles in our community. While no two participants share completely the same background, all share a commitment to the Virginia Peninsula, influenced by their individual cities and counties as a part of a major economic region. Most importantly, all participants have a desire to take an active role in determining the Peninsula’s future.
Class of 2017
LEAD Peninsula 2016-2017 Program Day Sponsors
10/6/16...Public Safety Day...
11/3/16...Health & Human Services Day...
Monitor-Merrimac Memorial Bridge-Tunnel
5/2/17...Federal Impact Day...
6/1/17...Environment Day / Closing Session...
Virginia Peninsula Chamber Foundation, Inc.
Class of 2017 Program Days
September 1, 2016
Opening Session / Orientation
October 6, 2016
Public Safety Day
November 3, 2016
Health & Human Services Day
December 1, 2016
January 5, 2017
February 2, 2017
March 2, 2017
April 6, 2017
May 4, 2017
Federal Impact Day
June 1, 2017
Environment Day / Closing Session