Leadership Development Academy

The City of Newport News is committed to the development of leaders. We are pleased to be able to offer to employees who desire leadership development in a meaningful way participation in the Leadership Development Academy (LDA).

Learn to Lead

Is LDA Right for you?

If you are willing to commit to a personal and professional development program that will challenge you, encourage you and inspire you, then yes LDA is right for you!


What can I expect?

Employees are taken through a 12 month learning journey, exposed to various leadership topics presented by highly qualified practitioners.


How do I apply?

Applications can be accessed on the "Apply Now" page. Admission into the LDA program is a competitive process with those selected having demonstrated a prior commitment to learning and leadership.
Applications are now being accepted for the FY 23 LDA class .
For consideration into the FY 23 Academy, employees must submit their online enrollment form no later than close of business on August 1, 2022.

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Leadership Development Academy I

Courses Include:

  • Emerging Leader
  • Relationship Building
  • Critical Thinking
  • Problem Solving
  • Communication
  • Values and Ethics

Leadership Development Academy II

Courses Include:

  • Leading Change
  • Advanced Communication
  • Employee Engagement
  • Performance Management
  • Strategic Management
  • Financial Management 
  • Followership
  • Project Management

*Participants in the LDA II program will be expected to participate in a 6 month practicum project