"Leadership Pioneer Valley is THE leadership development program to attend to augment connections and gain the skills required to be an active, culturally competent, contributing regional participant and leader."

- Beth Carlson, Raytheon Company

Leadership Pioneer Valley challenges and engages emerging and existing leaders from all sectors of the community-- corporate, government, small business, non-profit, and academia-- through civic leadership development for the benefit of the Pioneer Valley region.

The LEAP Program

This nine-month leadership development program immerses participants in an inspiring and enlightening curriculum that examines critical issues that impact the region’s numerous and diverse areas. During the program, participants expand their leadership skills while gaining connections, greater commitment to community stewardship, and cultural competency.

LEAP is topically-relevant and ever- changing, exposing participants to many community- minded perspectives, resources and mentors through an open and transformative forum.

Each year, Leadership Pioneer Valley selects 30-40 emerging and existing leaders from the private, public, and non-profit sectors of the region who have applied to participate. Diversity is a key goal of LPV. Factors used in determining the final make-up of the class include geography, employment sector, race, gender, and sexual orientation.

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