Sponsored by the Greater Williamsburg Chamber & Tourism Alliance, the mission of Community Leadership Service is to provide retirees and prospective retirees a broader understanding of the Greater Williamsburg Region -- its people, needs, governing bodies, and key institutions; and to encourage participants to pursue volunteer leadership roles in the community.
The biennial program begins with an orientation session in late January, and then meets every Tuesday, ending with a debriefing and graduation ceremony in late March. CLS is especially attractive to area newcomers, retirees, those about to retire and to individuals with flexible schedules which allow them to participate in the weekly sessions.
Through a series of eleven exciting day-long sessions, participants receive a view into the inner workings of Greater Williamsburg and have unequaled access to local leaders. The preliminary plan for the Class of 2020 program consists of:
CLS 2018 Curriculum Overview (example)