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Are you interested in developing new leadership skills, learning about the greater Napa Valley, expanding your network and becoming a leader in the valley? Apply to be part of the next Leadership Napa Valley class.

IMPORTANT DATES | Application Process

The application period for Class 37 is now closed. Please check back in January 2025 for information about Class 38. 

What are the goals of Leadership Napa Valley?

  • Develop leadership skills of a diverse group of current and future leaders in Napa Valley. 
  • Educate current and future leaders about a broad range of community programs, processes, needs, and issues. Introduce emerging leaders to each other and to the current leadership of the Napa Valley.
  • Encourage informed individuals to serve in community leadership positions.  
  • Seek diversity – in terms of culture, ethnicity, gender, geography, socio-economics, and professions – in each LNV class in order to reflect the true nature of the community.

What does an LNV Class do? 

  • Your class meets 16 days over 10 months to learn about a topic related to leadership in the Napa Valley.
  • Topics include: Tourism, Agriculture, Criminal Justice, Business, Government, Human Services, Arts, Education, Healthcare, Sustainability and much more! 
  • You will participate in group activities to learn more about YOUR COMMUNITY!
  • You will complete a small-group Practicum Project that will require additional hours.
  • You will take part in small group exercises that help you learn for yourself and learn from each other.
  • You will engage in candid conversations with current leaders that will present the opportunity to challenge the process.

What is a Practicum Project?

  • A project that supports or benefits the community.
  • You will be placed on a team with 5-7 class members.
  • Your team will pick the project and meeting times.


Who should apply?

If you're interested in developing new leadership skills, learning about the greater Napa Valley, expanding your network and becoming a leader in the valley, YOU should apply!

How much does it cost?

Tuition is $1,950 and, if you are accepted into the class, you are required to pay $200 personally, even if your employer sponsors you.

When do classes start?

Class 37 will begin on Friday, August 9, 2024.

Class 37 Dates:

  • Friday, August 9, 2024
  • Saturday, August 10, 2024
  • Friday, August 23, 2024
  • Friday, September 6, 2024
  • Friday, October 4, 2024
  • Friday, November 1, 2024
  • Friday, December 6, 2024
  • Friday, January 10, 2025
  • Friday, January 24, 2025
  • Friday, February 7, 2025
  • Friday, March 7, 2025 
  • Friday, March 28, 2025
  • Friday, April 18, 2025
  • Friday, May 9, 2025
  • Friday, June 6, 2025
  • Friday, June 20, 2025

What do I need to do to apply?  

Demonstrate a high level of interest in the Napa Valley.

Aspire to serve on boards or fill other leadership roles in the Valley and in your own vocation. 

Have a strong likelihood of remaining in the Napa Valley for at least five years after completion of the program. 

Have the full endorsement from your employer and make a personal commitment to attend all sessions.

Be ready for a challenge – getting into the program is competitive, but it’s worth it. 


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