Flagship Program

COVID-19: Leadership Asheville (LA) holds the health and safety of our participants and staff as our number one priority and will follow all protocols and guidelines set by our local and state healthcare experts. Our plan is to begin LA 39 with in-person classes on September 9, as scheduled, adopting best-in-class protocols for virus mitigation that prioritize the health and well-being of our participants, staff, and community. However, we understand that the COVID-19 situation is ever-evolving and that changes may occur causing us to reschedule class days or revert to online instruction for some of the LA 39 class year. Our commitment to you is to keep you aware of any schedule changes as the decision is made and to provide valuable learning opportunities throughout the LA 39 class year that promote collaborative community leadership and civic responsibility…just as we have for the past 38 years. We invite you to apply!

The primary aim of the Leadership Asheville Program is to strengthen participants’ knowledge of, commitment to, and involvement in collaborative community leadership. The program is designed to develop, connect, and engage citizens from cross-sectors of the community, including business, nonprofit, education, and government.

Participants complete the program with:

  • increased capacity to contribute as effective leaders
  • a strong connection to the network of Leadership Asheville Program graduates and supporters
  • a greater knowledge of the area in which they live

2020-2021 LA 39 Program Information

The primary aim of the Leadership Asheville Program is to strengthen participants’ knowledge of, commitment to, and involvement in collaborative community leadership. The program is designed to develop, connect, and engage citizens from cross-sectors of the community, including business, nonprofit, education, and government.

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How to Apply

Note: The 2020-2021 application is now closed.

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