Designed Specifically for the Next Generation of Leaders

The Emerging Legislative Leaders Program is designed specifically for the next generation of leaders in our state legislatures. The program is held every July on the campus of the University of Virginia, in partnership with the distinguished Darden School of Business.

Up to 50 of the best and brightest state legislators from across the nation take part in 4 days of challenging classroom discussions, led by a team of professors at the Darden School. Since 2005, over 600 legislators have benefited from their experience at this program, and a significant number have continued their careers in public service. Many have achieved positions of leadership in their states.

Through this unique program, SLLF and Darden seek to broaden the perspectives of these men and women, instilling in them a clear understanding of their responsibilities as custodians of the public’s trust. We seek to inspire them to meet the challenges of the future with confidence and vigor.

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What Attendees Say

“I was apprehensive about attending just another conference, however this program was anything but another conference. In years of attending conferences for various topics this was the best program I have ever attended. The instructors were the most professional I have had the opportunity to engage with. I will definitely recommend that anyone who has the opportunity to attend do so.”

Douglas Smith
Delegate, West Virginia


July 8-11

Emerging Legislative Leaders Program

20th Annual Meeting
The Darden School of Business
University of Virginia
Charlottesville, Virginia
*Registration is by invitation only