The Flagship Program

The Leadership Lynchburg Flagship Program is designed for aspiring or emerging leaders, managers, and first time supervisors in the Lynchburg region. This dynamic program immerses participants in nine months of study and practical application of community leadership. Through monthly sessions, participants learn from top leaders in our region, study and work together to solve pressing community issues, all while developing their personal leadership skills. Participants walk away with increased self-awareness, leadership acumen, community connections and involvement.

What You’ll Learn

Through our nationally award winning program you’ll learn the tools and practice the following:

  • 5 practices of exemplary leaders
  • Visioning and living your values
  • 3 core values of Leadership Lynchburg
  • Effective teamwork
  • Project management
  • Public speaking and effective presentations
  • Online engagement best practices
  • Civil dialogue and diversity appreciation
  • Consensus building
2-Day Opening Retreat

The opening retreat kicks off the Flagship Leadership Lynchburg program. All those enrolled in the program are required to attend both days. The opening retreat will allow you to get to know the rest of your LL class and get to know the program and groups you will be interacting with over the course of this program.

Adventure Course

The adventure course is a fun and impactful way to allow the students of the Flagship program to get to know each other. The adventure course will challenge personal fears and anxieties in a safe environment.

Mid-Course Retreat

The mid-course retreat provides a deep dive into leadership competencies while continuing to build class comradery. 

Monthly Half-day Sessions

These monthly sessions are the foundation of this course. The class will meet at different off-site locations and hear from local leaders regarding leadership competencies and emerging regional issues and opportunities. LL47 participants will learn different leadership styles, the community and problems we deal with, and the great things this region has to offer. Students are permitted to miss no more than two sessions or the equivalent in time.

Team Project

The team project allows the participants to apply learning real time. Each group will identify, discuss and form a solution to a problem in the greater Lynchburg region. Participants will meet outside of the regular sessions and should be expected to put in around 30 extra hours between September-May into this project.


Graduation brings together all participants, their supervisors/CEO’s, community leaders and program staff to celebrate the accomplishments of the class.

  1. Students are not permitted to miss more than two sessions or the equivalent number of hours.
  2. Students may not miss the opening retreat on September 13-14 for any reason.
  3. The opening retreat is crucial to this program for foundational learning, the personality debrief and the forming of each team. Students must be an active participant in all sessions, but especially in the group project portion.
    • Team project participation will involve meeting and activities outside of regular program
      sessions and is likely to require 30 or more hours over the course of nine months.
  4. Students are expected to interact with other participants and staff with a positive attitude towards the program and the successful completion thereof.
$995 – Early Bird Tuition for applications received April 1-May 6, 2024
$1,350 – Regular Tuition for applications received May 7-June 7, 2024

Nomination & Application Period Closed.
We'll reopen April 2024.

Thank you to our sponsors

Shani & Nathan Roberts
Katie Justice

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