Williamsburg Leadership Institute  

Compare the relevance of lessons learned in Williamsburg in the 1770s with what is happening in our communities today.


Today's best leaders have a deeper appreciation and fresh perspective on change, civility, continuity, values, and leadership. In this program, you'll discover the relevance of lessons learned in Williamsburg in the 1770s and compare them with what is happening in our communities today. This transformative experience will enable you to become the type of leader that provides citizens with the best tools and information to create a well-informed and involved community. 

Program Details

Application Deadline: Applications will be accepted beginning May 1, 2020 and ICMA will accept applications until the program is full. Payment in full should be made upon application. Successful candidates will be notified and confirmed as soon as payment is received. Space is limited! All ICMA members are welcome to apply. Priority given to credentialed managers.

Dates: November 4-6, 2020

Fee: $975 (member)/$1,075 (nonmember) tuition per person. Registration fees include two dinners, two breakfasts, one lunch and a CWF Visitor Pass good for the length of your stay. This fee does not include hotel.

Cancellation: $250 of your fee is non-refundable through July 30. After July 30 the full program fee is non-refundable.

Lodging: Is provided at the Brick House Tavern, 136 East Francis Street, in the historic area of Colonial Williamsburg.  ICMA will arrange for the rooms at the Brick HouseTavern, however each attendee is responsible for the $189/per night fee (plus tax).

Program Contact: Nedra James, Program Manager, Professional Development at njames@icma.org.

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What You Can Expect

Leadership lessons begin as you talk with fellow citizen James Madison and President Washington and continue with first-hand experiences, including time in George Wythe’s classroom discussing the political and cultural unrest as our nation was formed. 

What You'll Learn

Engage for three days in a highly interactive leadership study that contrasts the core values of the U.S. Founders (who maintained continuity of purpose during times of civil unrest and social upheaval) with today’s turbulent times.

Who Should Attend

Williamsburg Leadership Institute is designed for credentialed local government executives and encore professionals.

This institute can help fulfill your annual professional development requirements as outlined in the guidelines for Tenet 8 of the ICMA Code of Ethics.
Click here to learn more about the history of Williamsburg. 
Special thanks to The city of Williamsburg and to the Colonial Williamsburg Foundation

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