Designed 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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“A transformational opportunity for me as a first term legislator. Our nation is traversing a global pandemic and racial crisis which will require leaders from all parties to ensure shared liberation and health. This program offered skills training and a framework to prepare our class for the challenge of our lifetime.”

Quentin “Q” Phipps, State Representative, Connecticut

Upcoming Programs

July 11–14

2022 Emerging Legislative Leaders Program – 18th Annual Meeting
Darden School of Business, University of Virginia
Charlottesville, VA

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Past Programs

JUL 14-16

2021 Emerging Legislative Leaders Program
via Zoom