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What is LMR?

Leadership Metro Richmond (LMR) is a community leadership development and engagement organization with a mission to strengthen our region by connecting diverse leaders and preparing them to serve.

Created in 1980 as an innovative program to address racial and gender divides in our area’s community leadership, LMR is now a network of 2,000+ members from the business, nonprofit and governmental sectors of our community who have the desire to serve and the ability to lead.

LMR’s role in our region has continued to evolve throughout the years. As regional issues become more complex and our community becomes more diverse, the need to connect, educate and inspire leaders is as critical today as it was in 1980.

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What's Happening at LMR?

Synapse Hub 027 Meeting
Topic: Communicating through VUCA (Volatility, uncertainty, complexity and ambiguity)
Guest Speaker: Ann Deaton (LMR '13), The Bounce Collective

Where: Zoom
January 26, 2021 @ 11:00am - 12:30pm

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Leadership Quest 2022 January Information Session
Where: Zoom 
January 27, 2021 @ 12:00pm - 1:00pm

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Synapse Hub 027 Meeting - Topic: School Segregation in Virginia
Guest Speaker: Kimberly Bridges, VCU School of Education
Where: Zoom
February 9, 2021 @ 11:00am - 12:30pm

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Leadership Quest 2022 February Information Session
Where: Zoom 
February 24, 2021 @ 6:00pm - 7:00pm

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Leadership Quest 2022 March Information Session
Where: Zoom 
March 24, 2021 @ 9:00am - 10:00am

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Leadership Metro Richmond and the Virginia Center for Inclusive Communities are excited to continue offering this educational training to teach best practices in facilitation by gathering safely in the virtual setting.  Leading Conversations: Best Practices in Facilitation is intended to strengthen the Richmond region by equipping our community leaders with the tools they need to lead conversations in a manner that is inclusive, informative, and effective.  The way we engage with one another is changing and it is important that we are equipped with the skills to not just navigate but also effectively communicate across this ever-growing digital landscape. This program will not only offer up practical tips but will also give participants the opportunity to put their new skills into practice.

Dates: A series of 5 sessions on the following Thursdays
February 18 & 25
March 4, 11 & 18

**Participants must attend all 5 sessions.**

Time: 9:00AM - 11:00AM

Location: Zoom virtual meeting room

General Registration: $450
Richmond-Area Nonprofit Registration: $200

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Recognize a Community Leader in our Region

Take the opportunity to recognize and honor someone you know in the Richmond region who has stepped up and taken action in our community.  2020 has been a year of many challenges, but through these difficult times we have seen many individuals rise to the occasion by supporting those is need and finding innovative and creative solutions to unprecedented problems.  As LMR celebrates its 40th anniversary, they encourage everyone in our community to thank and recognize the leaders we see all around us.

LMR is partnering with Gifted RVA to create eight community leader gift boxes exclusively available this fall. Every item in these gift boxes is from a local small business, and every box will include a handwritten note from the sender. There are eight gift box options starting at $50, and a portion of proceeds will be donated to support the work of LMR. This is a great way to say thank you and give a nice surprise for a local leader who deserves recognition, while also supporting our small business owners.

Gift boxes are available for purchase now through October 31st and deliveries will begin in mid-November.

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About Leadership Quest

Leadership Quest, LMR's flagship program, connects a diverse group of community leaders, increases their knowledge and perspectives on regional issues and inspires them to embrace inclusion, collaboration, and servant leadership. Through this ten-month program, which includes leadership training, access to high-impact decision-makers, and networking opportunities, individuals develop the necessary framework to make a positive and lasting impact in the greater Richmond region.

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What Leaders Are Saying

Connecting Leaders to Board Service

Leadership Metro Richmond is committed to connecting mission-driven organizations with community leaders who have the ability to lead and the desire to serve. We host biannual Board Connector events and offer individual consulting through our Board Concierge services.

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Society of Leadership Advocates

The Society of Leadership Advocates (SOLA) honors our most generous benefactors, who give $500 or more each year. As a leadership advocate, your donation supports our mission to provide programs and opportunities for community leaders to connect, to gain a deeper understanding of key community issues, and to better serve our region.

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