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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“The SLLF program is unlike anything else out there. It will engage you, challenge you, push you, and give you everything you choose to put into it. Very rarely will you have the opportunity to go deep with legislators from around the country without worrying about your party or the politics. The connections I made through this program are ones I’m sure I will cherish throughout my career, and I know I’m a better leader having gone through it.”

Mallory McMorrow, Senator, Michigan

Upcoming Programs

JUL 6-8

2020 Emerging Legislative Leaders Program
via Zoom