Signature Program

Mobilizing Local Leaders For Collective Impact


Since 1986, Leadership Greater Washington (LGW) has developed over 1,900 executive leaders from DC, Northern Virginia, and Suburban Maryland, through its flagship offering, the Signature Program. This intensive 10-month program mobilizes professionals around regional civic issues — facilitating solutions through education, connection and knowledge sharing.

A Forum for Collaborative Action

The Signature Program provides an opportunity for Greater Washington’s most accomplished leaders to make a collective social impact. Each year, approximately 60 leaders are competitively selected to represent the professional and individual diversity of the Greater Washington region as the LGW Signature Class. Participants hail from a variety of professional sectors including nonprofit, corporate, government, and small- and large-business entrepreneurship.

When leaders join LGW’s 10-month Signature Program, they connect with change makers from a diversity of social, cultural, and professional backgrounds. Together, they forge meaningful relationships, exchange trusted counsel,
and cultivate progress from common ground. It’s the beginning of life-long connections with each other, and with LGW where, whether these leaders are tackling affordable housing, public safety, or transportation issues, they can always find great minds uniting for a greater purpose. 

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Through the Signature Program, participants will

Signature Program participants will:

  • Gain access to LGW’s membership base of 1,900+ regional decision makers
  • Build meaningful connections with other civic-minded professionals 
  • Leverage collective knowledge and resources to make Greater Washington a more dynamic and collaborative community
  • Be part of a concerted action to effect real, measurable change

Who Should Apply?

LGW seeks seasoned executive-level leaders who wish to leverage their regional influence to make a social impact in Greater Washington. Candidates should submit their applications by 5pm ET on April 19, 2019. Learn more about ideal candidate criteria. 

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