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Williamsburg Leadership Institute  

This program is open to all ICMA members.


Registration Information

Institute Dates: November 2-4, 2014

Application Deadline: October 3, 2014

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Cancellations will not be accepted after September 30


In November 2013 the inaugural “by invitation” Williamsburg Leadership Institute took place in the Revolutionary City.  ICMA colleagues became a citizen of Colonial Williamsburg and engaged for three days in a highly interactive leadership study that contrasts the core values of the founding fathers (who maintained continuity of purpose during times of civil unrest and social upheaval) with today’s turbulent times.

Leadership lessons begin as you talk with fellow citizen Thomas Jefferson, and continued with first-hand experiences, including time in George Wythe’s classroom of the political and cultural unrest as our nation was formed.


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George Wythe


Between Patrick Henry’s “Give Me Liberty, or Give Me Death” speech in March 1775 and the surrender of British Troops to George Washington at Yorktown in October of 1781 a profound change occurred in the way Virginians and other Colonial Americans came to define themselves. The American Revolution turned from political debate to armed combat and the people of Williamsburg were compelled to make difficult choices that caused them to break ties with Great Britain, reshape their concept of citizenship, and define the bounds of democracy and republican forms of government.

On July 2, 1776, the Continental Congress voted for independence. Voting for independence was one thing: winning it was another. Great Britain was the foremost military power of the age and Virginia was one of thirteen fledgling states struggling just to survive.

As citizens of revolutionary times we will engage in conversations that extract the relevance of Williamsburg in the 1770s with what is happening in our communities today.  You will leave with a deeper appreciation and fresh perspective on change, civility, continuity, values, and leadership.




The Brick House

Registration fee: $895 tuition per person. Registration fees include two dinners, two breakfasts, one lunch and a CWF Visitor Pass good for the length of your stay. ICMA members-registration is open! This fee does not include hotel.

Registration deadline: ICMA is accepting applications until October 3. Successful candidates will be notified and confirmed as soon as payment is received. Payment in full should be made upon application.  Space is limited and open to all ICMA members.

Lodging: Attendees will stayed at the Brick House, 136 East Francis Street, Williamsburg, VA 23815, in the historic area of Colonial Williamsburg.  ICMA will arrange for the rooms at the Brick House, however each attendee is responsible for the $179/per night fee (plus tax).  If the Brick House fills up, we will make arrangements for rooms at another Williamsburg property.

If you have questions, please e-mail Felicia Logan, Director, Leadership Development Programs at flogan@icma.org.

Special thanks to:


The city of Williamsburg and to the Colonial Williamsburg Foundation

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