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Leadership Pioneer Valley. Reach beyond.


Formed in 2010 to build a network of emerging and existing leaders to address the challenges and opportunities of the entire Pioneer Valley.  LPV's mission is to identify, develop, and connect diverse leaders to strengthen the Pioneer Valley.

The inaugural class launched in October of 2011 and each year a new class of roughly 40 participants begins in September and graduates the following June. Each year participants engage in a balanced combination of retreats, day-long seminars, and small group activities that are topically-relevant and ever-changing -- exposing them to many community-minded perspectives, resources and mentors through an open and transformative forum.   We are now accepting applications for the Class of 2016!



The LPV Class of 2015 is graduating!

Join us on June 4, 2:00 p.m. at the Willits-Hallowell Center at Mount Holyoke College

Celebrate the success of the 31 participants graduating from Leadership Pioneer Valley.  These are the future leaders for our region that will and are making a difference.  Hear more about their team projects and how each group made a significant impact on a community issue in coordination with a community partner.  This is an exceptional group of emerging leaders that are folks to watch!  

You are welcome to come for the whole time or just a portion.

2:00 Project Presentations

4:00 Reception

5:00 Commencement Ceremony

Hors d'oeuvres & refreshments

Register Today!

About Leadership Pioneer Valley's core program



  • Experience a personal transformation... establish strong networks... initiate healthy community change. Complete the online application - tell us about yourself and describe your commitment to growth and regional leadership.

  • Know a great candidate for Leadership Pioneer Valley? Use the online application to nominate your candidate for this inclusive and collaborative leadership program.

  • Sponsor a participant... support the curriculum... There are many ways for your to support the collaboration and regional change fostered by Leadership Pioneer Valley.

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