An advanced leadership program, LEAP is designed for emerging and existing leaders who are eager to do more for the Pioneer Valley region.

Leadership Pioneer Valley brings together leaders from

  • all employment sectors of the region – small business, nonprofit, government, corporate, academia...
  • people from diverse racial, ethnic and cultural backgrounds...
  • all regions of Hampden, Hampshire, and Franklin counties, including urban, rural, inner-city, suburban... develop as leaders, strategic thinkers, policy makers, problem solvers, and change-agents in the Pioneer Valley.

What You’ll Gain

  • Greater self-awareness – refine your personal and public leadership skills and learn how to draw on these personal assets to affect positive change.
  • Recognition for yourself and your organization for your voluntary civic activities.
  • Knowledge of the communities and region that make up the Pioneer Valley – its challenges, opportunities and potential.
  • Better opportunities for taking an active and effective role in addressing community needs.
  • Connection to a group of diverse contacts and an excellent communication network.
  • Continuing collaboration post-graduation by maintaining connections to alumni through organized activities and online forums.


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