Leadership Roanoke Valley

Leadership Roanoke Valley (LRV) is now accepting nominations for its class of 2024. Individuals living and working in the Roanoke Valley are invited to nominate candidates they believe demonstrate great leadership potential. Individuals driven to make a difference in their community may also nominate themselves. Nominations will be accepted here.

Leadership Roanoke Valley brings together a broad cross section of both acknowledged and aspiring leaders from every corner of the community for this prestigious, ten-month leadership program. The program is offered beginning in August and runs until June. Highlights of the schedule include an opening breakfast, a two-day retreat and eight-day-long sessions, primarily on Wednesdays, culminating in June with Graduation.

The eight full-day sessions are divided into advisor-led sessions and participant-led sessions which have covered key community concerns in the areas of quality of life, government, business and economic development, community services, education, healthcare and transportation, etc.

Woven throughout the program are concepts of:

DISC/Leadership in Action

  • DISC: The DISC assessment is a measure of interpersonal behavior that is often used in workplace settings. It classifies how we interact in terms of four personality styles.
  • Leadership in Action: The practice of leading by example and inspiring others to reach their fullest potential which involves encouraging and driving others to reach a shared objective.

Participants graduate from the program with a greater understanding of the Roanoke region, the issues of the communities that comprise the region, their communication styles, teamwork and collaboration and how to create change and get results through their community involvement.

Nominations will be accepted through Monday, May 15, 2023. Applications will be accepted through Wednesday, May 31, 2023.

The program is funded through tuition, scholarships and sponsorships. Roanoke Regional Chamber membership is not a requirement for participation.

Are you or someone you know interested in Leadership Roanoke Valley? Join us for the LRV Class of 2024 Open House on Thursday, March 23rd at 5:30 pm. Location: Three Notch’d Craft Kitchen and Brewery! Please join current and past participants, advisors and fellow interested individuals to learn more about the opportunity.

Leadership Roanoke Valley

by | Mar 6, 2017

Leadership Roanoke Valley (LRV) was established in 1983 to encourage community leadership in the region. The interactive 10-month program helps participants better understand issues facing the Roanoke Valley. Creative ideas and approaches help build leadership skills and show participants how to make a difference in business and the community.

Monthly programs are created, organized, funded, and facilitated by participants under the guidance of advisors. Programs address overarching topics chosen based on trends in the community.

You can find the full list of LRV graduates here.

Class of 2023: Click here for LRV Resources. [Use the password provided by the Chamber Liaison]

Developing Community Leaders

The purpose of Leadership Roanoke Valley is to recruit, educate and motivate a diverse mix of community leaders to effectively address the challenges facing the Roanoke Valley.

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