Great leaders are not just born

These qualities are developed through education and experience. We empower great leaders to reach even greater heights.

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We connect, challenge and inspire a wide range of citizens who reflect the rich diversity of our region.

LEAD Hampton Roads has a 30 year history of success in identifying, educating and supporting a strong cadre of leaders dedicated to serving our region through varied programs, events and community projects. Join us on our LEAD journey and see our notables who have gone before.

SIGNATURE Class Project 2019

Our Programs



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October 2019

The SIGNATURE Program is our premier program designed for experienced leaders seeking to expand their circles of influence, their knowledge of the inner working of Hampton Roads and their opportunities to serve our region, state and country.

winter 2019

Our Launch30 Program is for high-potential young professionals 21-29 years of age, this skills-based program provides intensive training from our region's finest educators and practitioners and experience in selecting and executing a community project.

Excel Leadership Academy
July 16 - 19, 2019

The eXcel Leadership Academy is a summer program for high-school students, eXcel provides behind the scenes tours and interactions with top business leaders. Students are introduced to economic opportunities and a path to internships.