Leadership Prince William is a private, non-profit 501(c) (3) organization, whose mission is to engage and inspire our alumni to enrich the Greater Prince William community through collaborative leadership. Our Signature Program for adults includes a 10-month program to inspire, enlighten, and connect civic-minded individuals as they develop personal and professional leadership skills that will forge the future of the Greater Prince William Area.

An Inspiring Experience

The 10-month Leadership Prince William program begins in September with an overnight retreat, then continues with a monthly session October through June. The sessions are held at locations throughout the Prince William area, depending on the session topic. Each session is designed to stimulate, challenge, educate and inform.You will be poised to assume an active, lead role in your organization, in your community and in Leadership Prince William itself.

Opening Retreat

Our two-day opening retreat, which is generally held at Shenandoah National Park, combines interactive discussions, team building and facilitated activities, The retreat is overnight and will take place on a Thursday & Friday. Leadership Prince William also uses the Emergenetics assessment tool, which is an important component of the opening retreat. The Emergenetics Profile was developed to distinctively measure how people think and behave. With this insight, you can develop personal strategies to get results.

Day Sessions

Once a month from October through May–during a day long session–participants are introduced to community issues, programs and activities through panel and group discussions, tours and simulations. Please note that participation in the opening and closing retreats is mandatory and attendance at all sessions is critical. Participants not adhering to the attendance requirements may be asked to withdraw from the program. Following is the schedule for 2017-18:

  • Opening Retreat – September 13 & 14, 2018
  • History & Government – October 18, 2018
  • Environment & Open Space – November 15, 2018
  • Economic Development & Tourism – December 6, 2018
  • Arts & Culture – January 17, 2019
  • Health & Human Services – February 21, 2019
  • Education – March 21, 2019
  • Public Safety – April 18, 2019
  • Communications – May 16, 2019
  • Closing Retreat & Commencement – June 6, 2019
  • Rain/Snow Date – May 9, 2019 (Only used if another session is canceled due to inclement weather.)


The cost to participate for the entire 10-month program is $3,100. This includes all curriculum & materials, professional facilitators, Emergenetics training, overnight accommodations for opening retreat, bus transportation as needed, meals and venues, commencement ceremony, and a one-year membership in Leadership Prince William. This equates to about $30/hour for more than 100 hours of professional training, community access and information, networking with community leaders, and a one-of-a-kind learning environment in the Prince William Region.

Learn More

Is the Leadership Prince William experience right for you? Still have questions?

We will host a few information sessions about the Signature Program in April and May. During these sessions, you will have a chance to learn about the Leadership Prince William Signature Program. You will also have an opportunity to ask questions about the program and meet some of our alumni. CHECK BACK SOON for info session dates!

Applications accepted through June 22, 2018, from individuals who have lived or worked in Prince William County, Manassas or Manassas Park for at least one year. To learn more, contact us at 571-765-7568 or email andrea@leadershipprincewilliam.org

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