Leadership Center for Excellence

Leadership Center for Excellence The mission of Leadership Center for Excellence is to enlighten, inspire and connect leaders through community building and leadership development.
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In 1998, Leadership Center for Excellence, formerly Leadership Arlington, was founded as an independent nonprofit. Leadership Center for Excellence’s vision is a prepared, inspired and inclusive leadership who together embrace responsibility for the common good. Leadership Center for Excellence fosters a sense of community that motivates participants to become involved in the community's future. Through leadership training, the organization creates an infrastructure that will insure an ongoing source of trained leaders in our community by focusing on the application of leadership skills in a unique environment of experiential learning. With an active membership of 1,600 key leaders representing over 600 organizations throughout the region, Leadership Center for Excellence connects leaders from the private, public and nonprofit sectors and encourage philanthropy and civic engagement in our communities. The organization’s events and programs promote skill-building, connect leaders and encourage philanthropy and civic engagement in our communities.

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Ready to make an impact on your community? Join us for Leadership Arlington and gain the leadership skills you need to m...
05/13/2021

Ready to make an impact on your community? Join us for Leadership Arlington and gain the leadership skills you need to make positive change. Applications are due May 28th, so don't wait!

Apply now: https://bit.ly/3x1Ft2V

Ready to make an impact on your community? Join us for Leadership Arlington and gain the leadership skills you need to make positive change. Applications are due May 28th, so don't wait!

Apply now: https://bit.ly/3x1Ft2V

Hoda Kotb will be speaking at our annual Leadership Summit! Join us for an exciting and powerful morning of “Profiles in...
05/11/2021

Hoda Kotb will be speaking at our annual Leadership Summit! Join us for an exciting and powerful morning of “Profiles in Leadership.”

Don't miss the most important leadership event of the year! Register today: https://bit.ly/3gqGfAo

Hoda Kotb will be speaking at our annual Leadership Summit! Join us for an exciting and powerful morning of “Profiles in Leadership.”

Don't miss the most important leadership event of the year! Register today: https://bit.ly/3gqGfAo

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05/11/2021

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Looking to help in the vaccine efforts? The Macedonia Baptist Church is looking for vaccine greeters to help ensure smooth operation of their vaccine site.

This is a great hands-on volunteer opportunity for businesses looking to lend a hand. Learn more: https://bit.ly/3nT9jCB

Interested in growing your leadership skills and community impact? Join us for an Information session on Thursday, May 1...
05/10/2021

Interested in growing your leadership skills and community impact? Join us for an Information session on Thursday, May 13th at noon to learn more about the Leadership Arlington and Ignite Young Professionals programs.

Register here: https://bit.ly/3nkqvAE

Interested in growing your leadership skills and community impact? Join us for an Information session on Thursday, May 13th at noon to learn more about the Leadership Arlington and Ignite Young Professionals programs.

Register here: https://bit.ly/3nkqvAE

We are honored to present Dr. Michael Silverman of Virginia Hospital Center with this year’s Dominion Energy Torch Award...
05/06/2021

We are honored to present Dr. Michael Silverman of Virginia Hospital Center with this year’s Dominion Energy Torch Award for Ethical Leadership! You’ve come to know his steady leadership during the pandemic through his Facebook “Friday Night Updates,” and now you can join us at the Leadership Summit to recognize him with this award:
https://conta.cc/3tpZnBE

We are honored to present Dr. Michael Silverman of Virginia Hospital Center with this year’s Dominion Energy Torch Award for Ethical Leadership! You’ve come to know his steady leadership during the pandemic through his Facebook “Friday Night Updates,” and now you can join us at the Leadership Summit to recognize him with this award:
https://conta.cc/3tpZnBE

Only a few weeks away! Join your peers and colleagues from across Northern Virginia for an exciting and powerful morning...
05/06/2021

Only a few weeks away! Join your peers and colleagues from across Northern Virginia for an exciting and powerful morning of “Profiles in Leadership.”

Hear from regional speakers who have navigated some of the toughest challenges in the workforce, health, and education fields this past year, and learn how they are preparing for the post-pandemic future of professional and civic life.

Register today for the virtual leadership summit: https://bit.ly/3gqGfAo

Only a few weeks away! Join your peers and colleagues from across Northern Virginia for an exciting and powerful morning of “Profiles in Leadership.”

Hear from regional speakers who have navigated some of the toughest challenges in the workforce, health, and education fields this past year, and learn how they are preparing for the post-pandemic future of professional and civic life.

Register today for the virtual leadership summit: https://bit.ly/3gqGfAo

Looking to advance into a leadership role in your career?Read about some key tips for young professionals to start exerc...
05/04/2021

Looking to advance into a leadership role in your career?

Read about some key tips for young professionals to start exercising those leadership muscles here: https://bit.ly/3e3pXfm

Looking to advance into a leadership role in your career?

Read about some key tips for young professionals to start exercising those leadership muscles here: https://bit.ly/3e3pXfm

Calling all rising high school students! We’re currently accepting applications to our Leadership Arlington Summer Youth...
05/03/2021

Calling all rising high school students! We’re currently accepting applications to our Leadership Arlington Summer Youth Program. You’ll grow as a leader and learn how to develop solutions for community challenges.

Apply to be a part of the summer program: https://bit.ly/3u5ZTWa

Calling all rising high school students! We’re currently accepting applications to our Leadership Arlington Summer Youth Program. You’ll grow as a leader and learn how to develop solutions for community challenges.

Apply to be a part of the summer program: https://bit.ly/3u5ZTWa

Join us for the 2021 Leadership Center for Excellence Summit on May 21! Sponsored by Accenture and Dominion Energy, this...
04/30/2021

Join us for the 2021 Leadership Center for Excellence Summit on May 21! Sponsored by Accenture and Dominion Energy, this virtual event will profile regional speakers who have navigated some of the toughest challenges in the workforce, health, and education fields this past year, and learn how they are preparing for the post-pandemic future of professional and civic life.

Learn more here: www.leadercenter.org/summit/

Join us for the 2021 Leadership Center for Excellence Summit on May 21! Sponsored by Accenture and Dominion Energy, this virtual event will profile regional speakers who have navigated some of the toughest challenges in the workforce, health, and education fields this past year, and learn how they are preparing for the post-pandemic future of professional and civic life.

Learn more here: www.leadercenter.org/summit/

Is your rising 9th-12th grader looking to strengthen their leadership development and civic engagement? The LCE Summer Y...
04/29/2021

Is your rising 9th-12th grader looking to strengthen their leadership development and civic engagement? The LCE Summer Youth Fellows Program might be the right fit!

Applications are due Friday, June 11th. Learn more here: https://bit.ly/3dImT88

Is your rising 9th-12th grader looking to strengthen their leadership development and civic engagement? The LCE Summer Youth Fellows Program might be the right fit!

Applications are due Friday, June 11th. Learn more here: https://bit.ly/3dImT88

Interested in strengthening your leadership skills and increasing impact on your organization and community?  Leadership...
04/27/2021

Interested in strengthening your leadership skills and increasing impact on your organization and community? Leadership Arlington could be the program for you. Applications for the Class of 2022 are due by Friday, May 28th at 5:00 p.m. Learn more here: https://bit.ly/3x1Ft2V

Interested in strengthening your leadership skills and increasing impact on your organization and community? Leadership Arlington could be the program for you. Applications for the Class of 2022 are due by Friday, May 28th at 5:00 p.m. Learn more here: https://bit.ly/3x1Ft2V

The 2021 Leadership Center for Excellence Summit will be held virtually on Friday, May 21st from 8:30 a.m. – 11:30 a.m. ...
04/22/2021

The 2021 Leadership Center for Excellence Summit will be held virtually on Friday, May 21st from 8:30 a.m. – 11:30 a.m. Using an event platform that allows for one-on-one networking, participants will hear from regional leaders discussing topics such as workforce development, health, and education.

Don't miss this incredible virtual event. Register for your spot today: www.leadercenter.org/summit/

The 2021 Leadership Center for Excellence Summit will be held virtually on Friday, May 21st from 8:30 a.m. – 11:30 a.m. Using an event platform that allows for one-on-one networking, participants will hear from regional leaders discussing topics such as workforce development, health, and education.

Don't miss this incredible virtual event. Register for your spot today: www.leadercenter.org/summit/

Do you know an exceptional rising 9th - 12th grade student? Encourage them to  learn about our Summer Youth Fellows prog...
04/21/2021

Do you know an exceptional rising 9th - 12th grade student? Encourage them to learn about our Summer Youth Fellows program and apply before June 11th.

Submit an application here: https://bit.ly/3u5ZTWa

Do you know an exceptional rising 9th - 12th grade student? Encourage them to learn about our Summer Youth Fellows program and apply before June 11th.

Submit an application here: https://bit.ly/3u5ZTWa

AWE (Awesome Women Entrepreneurs) and the Arlington Chamber of Commerce Chamber of Commerce have combined forces to brin...
04/20/2021

AWE (Awesome Women Entrepreneurs) and the Arlington Chamber of Commerce Chamber of Commerce have combined forces to bring you Arlington’s premier professional women’s event, the AWE Women in Business Summit. Don’t miss this opportunity to gain valuable insights from experienced women to strengthen yourself and your business.

Register for your spot at this virtual event today: https://conta.cc/2OHX92

AWE (Awesome Women Entrepreneurs) and the Arlington Chamber of Commerce Chamber of Commerce have combined forces to bring you Arlington’s premier professional women’s event, the AWE Women in Business Summit. Don’t miss this opportunity to gain valuable insights from experienced women to strengthen yourself and your business.

Register for your spot at this virtual event today: https://conta.cc/2OHX92

Ignite is designed for the young professional looking for a leadership development experience. The program was crafted t...
04/19/2021

Ignite is designed for the young professional looking for a leadership development experience. The program was crafted to expose participants to ideas, organizations, and established area leaders that can catapult emerging leaders into situations where they can create real value and change.

Learn more and apply here: http://bit.ly/2kGp1ox

Ignite is designed for the young professional looking for a leadership development experience. The program was crafted to expose participants to ideas, organizations, and established area leaders that can catapult emerging leaders into situations where they can create real value and change.

Learn more and apply here: http://bit.ly/2kGp1ox

04/16/2021

Leadership during a pandemic requires a special set of skills. Korn Ferry experts believe leaders need to be understanding, open, agile, and engaged.

Read more here: https://bit.ly/3cJmNvu

Leadership Arlington arms established leaders with the skills, knowledge, and connections that are necessary to work thr...
04/14/2021

Leadership Arlington arms established leaders with the skills, knowledge, and connections that are necessary to work through the current challenges and make our community strong. For more information or to apply for the next cohort, visit http://bit.ly/2kTlALf

Applications for the next cohort are due May 28!

Leadership Arlington arms established leaders with the skills, knowledge, and connections that are necessary to work through the current challenges and make our community strong. For more information or to apply for the next cohort, visit http://bit.ly/2kTlALf

Applications for the next cohort are due May 28!

We're looking for rising high school students for our Leadership Arlington Youth Program. Students will gain knowledge a...
04/13/2021

We're looking for rising high school students for our Leadership Arlington Youth Program. Students will gain knowledge and expertise in leadership development, civic engagement, and community building to help make a difference in their communities.

Applications are due by noon on Friday, June 11th. Apply here: https://bit.ly/3u5ZTWa

We're looking for rising high school students for our Leadership Arlington Youth Program. Students will gain knowledge and expertise in leadership development, civic engagement, and community building to help make a difference in their communities.

Applications are due by noon on Friday, June 11th. Apply here: https://bit.ly/3u5ZTWa

We are so grateful to the Leadership Arlington Environmental Development faculty members for speaking to our class this ...
04/08/2021

We are so grateful to the Leadership Arlington Environmental Development faculty members for speaking to our class this week! Thank you all for your thought provoking words and excellent examples of leadership in the community!

We are so grateful to the Leadership Arlington Environmental Development faculty members for speaking to our class this week! Thank you all for your thought provoking words and excellent examples of leadership in the community!

03/25/2021

We are so excited to have such an incredible group as our 2021 Northern Virginia 40 Under 40!

Learn more about all of our honorees here: http://bit.ly/3c08NhE

Don't forget, our virtual ceremony is tomorrow morning! Register here: https://bit.ly/3aOvdBK

03/23/2021

We're so excited to announce the winners of the 2021 Northern Virginia 40 Under 40! Join us for the free virtual event and show your support as we celebrate these 40 young leaders.

Register here: https://bit.ly/3aOvdBK

On March 24, American Red Cross of the National Capital & Greater Chesapeake Region will virtually host the 3rd Annual D...
03/22/2021

On March 24, American Red Cross of the National Capital & Greater Chesapeake Region will virtually host the 3rd Annual Disaster Preparedness Summit to discuss how COVID-19 has prepared us for the next disaster.

You will hear from: Red Cross leadership on how the pandemic has forced the organization to change how they deliver the mission; industry leaders from major national and global companies, who will share how they have adjusted operations; local leaders of higher education, government, and other industries and the lessons they have learned; and special guests with proven experience in leading through both natural and manmade disasters.

For more information and to register, visit http://rdcrss.org/3tHT9xj

Don't forget! The first Leadership Arlington and Ignite Young Professionals info session is tomorrow! Join us to learn a...
03/21/2021

Don't forget! The first Leadership Arlington and Ignite Young Professionals info session is tomorrow! Join us to learn about these exciting programs and find out if they're right for you.

Register here: https://bit.ly/3ecoFz4

03/20/2021

According to Kahneman, you can't always trust your intuition. But there are times when it can be correct. To trust your intuition, three conditions must be met.

Read more to learn what the three conditions are: http://bit.ly/3k4aEoe

Our first Leadership Arlington and Ignite Young Professionals informational session is right around the corner!Leadershi...
03/19/2021

Our first Leadership Arlington and Ignite Young Professionals informational session is right around the corner!

Leadership Arlington is a nine-month program for established leaders, designed to strengthen and build community through an experiential curriculum.

Ignite Young Professionals is an eight-month program for young professionals that develops skills and accelerates the ability to have a community impact.

Join us on March 22 to learn about the programs and get all your questions answered. Register here: http://bit.ly/3ecoFz4

03/18/2021
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Fort Worth Mayor Betsy Price joins The Post to discuss her city’s covid-19 response and the impact of the recent winter storms.

The Legislative Breakfast, hosted by Arlington Chamber of Commerce - Virginia, featured speakers will discuss the legisl...
03/16/2021
Leadership Center for Excellence

The Legislative Breakfast, hosted by Arlington Chamber of Commerce - Virginia, featured speakers will discuss the legislation that they patroned, the issues that the General Assembly took up, and the outlook for Arlington and the Commonwealth of Virginia.

The Chamber encourages you to submit any questions you have for the speakers ahead of time when you register! http://bit.ly/3uw65HZ

03/12/2021

You're invited to the Arlington Chamber of Commerce - Virginia ninth annual Legislative Breakfast on March 18th! During this event you will have the opportunity to hear about the recent General Assembly session from the legislators who represent Arlington in Richmond.

Register here: http://bit.ly/3uw65HZ

Ignite Young Professionals provides emerging leaders with the skills and knowledge they need to make a real impact. Lear...
03/10/2021

Ignite Young Professionals provides emerging leaders with the skills and knowledge they need to make a real impact. Learn more about the program at one of our live info sessions. Join us for the first one on March 22!

Save your seat here: http://bit.ly/2kGp1ox

We're looking for experienced leaders who want to increase their impact on their community or organization to join the 2...
03/08/2021

We're looking for experienced leaders who want to increase their impact on their community or organization to join the 2021-2022 Leadership Arlington program. Join us on March 22 for a live info session to learn more about the program and get all your questions answered.

Save your seat here: http://bit.ly/2kTlALf

Thinking about applying to Ignite Young Professionals? Learn all about the program at one of our live information sessio...
03/04/2021

Thinking about applying to Ignite Young Professionals? Learn all about the program at one of our live information sessions. The first one is on March 22 from 12-1 pm!

Save your seat here: http://bit.ly/2kGp1ox

Congratulations to our 2021 Northern Virginia 40 Under 40 winners: Adam Balutis, Arlington Little LeagueBrooke Berry, Ma...
03/03/2021

Congratulations to our 2021 Northern Virginia 40 Under 40 winners:
Adam Balutis, Arlington Little League
Brooke Berry, Marymount University
Dwayne Brown, Accenture
Judith Cabelli, Fairfax County Department of Housing and Community Development
Dr. Rachel Casey, Pediatric Specialists of Virginia, Inova Fairfax
Chantée Christian, My Best SHIFT, LLC
Jordan Costen-Sumpter, Safe Space NOVA
Tony Craddock, Jr., Cold Front Music, LLC
Marilyn Nevy Cruz, Federal Public Defender for the District of Columbia
Hannah Dannenfelser, Arlington Community Federal Credit Union
Walter English, III, City of Fairfax Office of Emergency Management
Trayonna Floyd Hales, WarnerMedia
Lisa Fong, The Arc of Northern Virginia
Emily Gage, Phoenix Bikes
Ashley Gray, The MITRE Corporation
Dorothy Hayden, George Mason University
Jordan Kivitz, Arlington Public Schools/Abingdon Elementary
Daniella Kyei, Freddie Mac
Ruba Marshood Afzal, Literacy Council of Northern Virginia
Brendan McElroy, Franklin IQ
Isela Melendez-Carpio, Georgetown University School of Medicine
Dr. Kelly Myers, Loudoun County, Office of Emergency Management
Jenna O’Steen, Accenture
Courtney Overton, Speech of Cake, Inc.
Scott Reamy, Dominion Energy
Cate Reich, Accenture
Adwoa Rey, Women of Praize
Dr. Sabrina Ricks, SBR Workplace Leadership Services
Monica Rivera, Department of Veterans Affairs, Veterans Benefits Administration
Christopher Rushing, Synetic Theater
Adriana Schellhaas, Casa Chirilagua
Dr. Ujjwal Shakya, MMA & Sports Rehab
Dr. Katherine Shirey, eduKatey, LLC
Susan Sims, Blue Pen Rose and Myers Public Relations
Lilian Tan, The Fuller Project
Leonard Tengco, Pesner Altmiller Melnick & DeMers PLC
Clarence Tong, Environmental Defense Fund
Meghan Trossen, Capital One
Jacob Tuber, Ticonderoga Advisory
Emily Ward, AHC Inc.

We look forward to celebrating and honoring all of our incredible winners during our virtual ceremony on March 26th! If you would like to attend this FREE event, you can register here: https://bit.ly/3aOvdBK

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4201 Wilson Boulevard, Ste 110 #197
Arlington, VA
22203

Opening Hours

Monday 09:00 - 17:00
Tuesday 09:00 - 17:00
Wednesday 09:00 - 17:00
Thursday 09:00 - 17:00
Friday 09:00 - 17:00

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(703) 528-2522

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