Upcoming Events


Leading Conversations: Best Practices in Facilitation

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

**Discounted rate for nonprofits is limited to one representative (employee or board member serving as staff) per organization.
Nonprofit rate made possible by the generous support of the Bob and Anna Lou Schaberg Foundation. 

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Leadership Quest 2022 Recruitment


Leadership Metro Richmond is happy to announce that recruitment for the Leadership Quest Class of 2022 has begun!  Please join us on Zoom every last Wednesday of the month from January-March for one of these information sessions about our flagship program, Leadership Quest.

LMR Alumni - Please feel free to share the following registration links with potential applicants and utilize the Refer a Prospect form (found at the bottom of each Leadership Quest Page on this website) to ensure your prospect is notified of these sessions.

Please reach out with any questions or access issues to quest@lmronline.org.


Date: Wednesday, January 27, 2021

Time: 12:00PM-1:00PM


Date: Wednesday, February 24, 2021

Time: 6:00PM-7:00PM


Date: Wednesday, March 31, 2021

Time: 9:00-10:00AM

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Board Connector Fall 2022

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Board Connector is our bi-annual networking event that brings together community leaders in search of board opportunities with nonprofit organizations in a casual, open-house atmosphere to engage and connect.  Board Connector fosters increased civic engagement across all sectors and advances equity in leadership through board service.

Date: Wednesday, September 28, 2022

Time: 5:30 - 7:30 p.m.

Location: The Collaboratory of Virginia at UTurn,            2101 Maywill Street, Richmond, VA 23230

Cost: Free

Contact: Gena Reeder, Board Engagement Manager at greeder@lmronline.org

Annual Fall Alumni Reception


We are looking forward to connecting with LMR Alumni and the Leadership Quest Class of 2023 at our annual Fall Alumni Reception, sponsored by Pamerang. Join us to connect with the new LQ class, reconnect with fellow classmates, and mingle with other Alumni. We will have the latest issue of LMR Magazine available to Alumni who wish to obtain a copy.

*All guests must be accompanied by an LMR alum.



Date: Wednesday, October 12, 2022

Time: 5:30 - 7:30 p.m.

Location: Ashton Creek Vineyard, 14501 Jefferson Davis Highway, Chester, VA 23831

Cost: $50 for alumni, $40 for guests

Contact: Cathy Buckenmaier, Programs & Events Manager, cbuckenmaier@lmronline.org

Off the Cuff Alumni Only Event

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After a three-year hiatus, LMR has revived our much-loved Off the Cuff event series. Open to LMR Alumni only, Off the Cuff is an impromptu learning and networking experience at distinctive locations throughout our region.

Join us for lunch, and a tour of The Perkinson Center for the Arts & Education on Tuesday, October 18, 2022, from 11:30 am - 1:30 pm. Attendees will also have the opportunity to view the Confluence art exhibit.

Boxed lunches will be provided to event attendees from Bell Greek. You may select your lunch when purchasing your ticket. Please have your order submitted before Monday, October 17, 2022.

Off the Cuff, attendees will receive a discount code for So Hot Right Now by Rosette, an innovative string quartet concert series. The group will celebrate the music of John Luther Adams on October 21, 2022, at 7:30 pm. Click here to read more about Rosette.

There are limited available tickets; purchase your tickets as soon as possible if you are interested in attending!

You must be an LMR Alum to purchase a ticket.

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Date: Tuesday, October 18, 2022

Time: 11:30 - 1:30 p.m.

Location: The Perkinson Center for the Arts & Education, 11810 Centre Street, Chester, VA 23831

Cost: $15 - Must be an LMR Alum to attend

Contact: Questions? Contact Cathy Buckenmaier, Programs & Events Manager, cbuckenmaier@lmronline.org.

Lora M. Robins Speaker Series


As parents, educators, service providers, and leaders we are tasked with helping our young people make sense of all that has transpired over this past year while also overcoming a myriad of obstacles along the way. We have all experienced some level of stress as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic and unless we address it, our mental health will be the next community crisis which prevents us from moving forward. Join us for the 2021 Lora M. Robins Speaker Series as we discuss how to best address the mental health impacts of COVID-19 to ensure we are providing quality care for our children and for ourselves. 

Moving Forward Together: Wednesday, May 12, 2021
Who Are We Supposed to Be Now?: Thursday, June 3, 2021

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LMR Fall Programming coming soon!

Convening Leaders Rethinking How We House

It is no secret that there is a major deficit in affordable housing across the Richmond region. As we tackle the need for affordable housing, we must also continue to ensure that current residents are able to stay in their homes; homes that are safe and sound. Join us in a virtual discussion with Marion Cake (LMR '20), Vice President of Affordable Housing Development for project:HOMES as we discuss the innovative solutions appearing around the Richmond region from creative new builds to owner-occupied home repair. Learn about a local home made out of shipping containers and the forthcoming revitalization of Bermuda Estate Mobile Home Park. We hope you will join us to both learn and bring ideas to the table regarding how we can think differently about housing solutions in our region.


Date: Tusday, February 16, 2021

Time: 12:00PM - 1:15PM

Location: Zoom virtual meeting room

Contact pbradby@lmronline.org to register


Annual Spring Luncheon


This year Leadership Metro Richmond is celebrating 40 years of developing and connecting servant leaders across our region. There is so much we have accomplished together over these last four decades through collaboration and innovative thinking. As we approach this milestone anniversary, we want to celebrate where we've been. We also want to keep looking ahead to what is possible, growing our network to develop the next generation of community leaders. We hope that you will join us for this year's Spring Luncheon as we look Forward to Another 40!

*All guests must be accompanied by an LMR alum.

Date: Tuesday, April 21, 2020

Time: 11:30AM - 1:30PM

Location: John Marshall Ballrooms, 101 N 5th Street

Cost: $60 for alumni, $70 for guests

POSTPONED - New date pending


LMR Fall Board Connector


The LMR Board Connector is an opportunity for community leaders who are searching for board positions to have casual conversations with representatives from local non-profit organizations. Register to represent a nonprofit organization or to learn more about available board service openings in our region! Both will utilize Degy World,  an immersive event platform that creates simulated events and gives users the full experience of interaction, networking and making connections in a virtual space. 


Date: Thursday, October 22, 2020

Time: 5:30PM - 7:30PM

Location: Degy World

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Leadership Breakfast with LMR and Lead VA


Date: Tuesday, May 5, 2020

Time: 8:00 - 9:30AM

Location: 701 E Byrd Street

More information coming soon.


Leadership Check-Ins

As community issues arise, LMR alumni are convened via virtual meeting on Zoom to lean on one another and learn from one another.  Join us for small group discussions with your fellow community leaders on various topics around servant leadership.

Date: Next convening TBD

Location: Zoom virtual meeting room

Contact pbradby@lmronline.org to submit a topic for conversation


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