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Next Generation Leadership Academy

Next Generation Leadership Academy (NGLA) has a long history of designing extensive and meaningful professional development to over 500 educational leaders throughout the Richmond area.

Since 2005, NGLA has provided training for more than 500 aspiring school leaders in instructional, transformational and organizational leadership through a combination of coursework and practical application.

Presented through the Center for Leadership in Education (CLE) at the University of Richmond, NGLA currently empowers participants to become effective, motivated and supportive educational leaders — leaders who can diagnose the needs of their schools, guide and develop teachers and manage their schools with a focus on student achievement

This regional collaboration involves approximately 50 aspiring principals from public schools in the City of Richmond and the counties of Chesterfield, Hanover and Henrico.

NGLA sessions are held at the Chesterfield Career & Technical Center – Hull and the Jepson Alumni Center on the University of Richmond campus.

Application Process

  • Application deadline: September 1
  • Application form: Fillable/savable PDF (complete and save to your computer)

Candidates selected to participate in the NGLA are expected to demonstrate the following professional dispositions:

  • Belief that every child can learn;
  • Commitment to reflect on experiences to grow and develop;
  • Possession of written and verbal skills to communicate with clarity, conciseness, and appropriateness to multiple audiences;
  • Strong interpersonal skills, such as valuing perspective and treating people with respect;
  • Ability to identify quality teaching and enable students to attain results despite significant challenges;
  • Ability to work proactively to solve problems and reach effective solutions.

School divisions have oversight over the selection of participants for the NGLA. The NGLA application must be completed by each participant and submitted to the Center at the conclusion of the division’s selection process. In addition, the Center strongly recommends that the school division interview respective candidates.

Submitting the Application

Please complete the application, save with file name of CLE-App, and ATTACH THE ELECTRONIC COPY by e-mail to the appropriate person as listed below.

Richmond City Public Schools

Dr. Darlene Currie
Richmond City Public Schools
(804) 780-7775

Hanover County Public Schools

Dr. Amy Thompson
Hanover County Public Schools
(804) 365-4558

Chesterfield County Public Schools

Dr. Jaime Stacy
Chesterfield County Public Schools
(804) 639-8924

Henrico County Public Schools

Dr. Angie Thompson
Henrico County Public Schools
(804) 652-3600

Session Schedule and Format

  • 9 a.m. – 12 p.m.: Themed discussion and presentation by current academic researchers and field experts
  • 12-12:45 p.m.: Lunch
  • 12:45-3 p.m.: Leadership Applied Sessions

Topics for Theoretical & Practical Sessions — CLE

  • What is Leadership?
  • Emotional Intelligence
  • Coaching for Sustainable Change
  • Cultural Responsiveness/Trauma Informed Care
  • Embracing Your Role as Agent of Change
  • Celebration of Leading & Learning

Colleague Component

  • Practical Application Sessions with a Colleagues from Local School Division

Contact Us

Center for Leadership in Education
Next Generation Leadership Academy
North Court 118
421 Westhampton Way
Univ. of Richmond, VA 23173
Phone: (804) 314-1958

Dr. Kate Cassada

Dr. Dana Jackson
NGLA Coordinator