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New Executive Leadership Program in Alexandria, VA Harnesses the Power of Three World-Renowned Institutes

The Leadership Collection at Alexandria™ Invites Meeting Planners and CEOs to Ignite Breakthrough Thinking Utilizing Lessons from the Past and Tools of the Future

 Alexandria, VA—Global executives and managers can now experience leadership training unlike any other with the launch of The Leadership Collection at Alexandria™. This new exclusive collection of world-renowned leadership and team building institutes is unique to Alexandria, Virginia, a historic city on the Potomac River that was once home to George Washington and is minutes from today’s power leaders in Washington, D.C. With groundbreaking content, high-level facilitators and one-of-a-kind inspiring venues, the George Washington Leadership Institute at Mount VernonMcChrystal Group Leadership Institute and Building Momentum are recognized for their ability to ignite breakthrough thinking, innovation and passion.

The Leadership Collection at Alexandria™ offers fully customizable programs ranging from two hours to a half-day to several days and a one-stop concierge service to make it easy for meeting planners and CEOs to help their organization achieve its best future. Practice presidential decision-making in the elegant Washington Presidential Library through the George Washington Leadership Institute at Mount Vernon then enjoy a whiskey tasting or candlelight tour of Mount Vernon. Learn 21st-century leadership practices to shape your organization’s culture through the McChrystal Group Leadership Institute, founded by Stan McChrystal, retired four-star general and best-selling author of Leaders: Myth and Reality and Team of Teams. Engage hands-on with future technology-driven teambuilding activities like “Wine and Welding,” “Drone Jousting” and “Innovation Boot Camp” with Building Momentum, a veteran-owned problem solving, technology and engineering consulting group.

“Alexandria offers meeting experiences that aren’t found in other places, and the new Leadership Collection at Alexandria™ is the perfect example of that,” said Lorraine Lloyd, vice president of sales and international marketing for Visit Alexandria. “We’re thrilled to bring our partners together and offer this new program that provides groundbreaking content with top-end facilitators in one-of-a kind venues and an inspiring destination that’s easily accessible.”

Alexandria offers a range of accommodation and transportation options located in historic and walkable Old Town Alexandria. The program’s signature partners—The Alexandrian Old Town Alexandria, Autograph Collection; Hotel Indigo Old Town Alexandria; Kimpton Lorien Hotel & Spa; Morrison House Old Town Alexandria, Autograph Collection; and Fleet Transportation—also provide value-added amenities such as a VIP check-in experience, vehicle upgrade, letter from the mayor and more.

Visit Alexandria’s meeting experts provide turnkey event planning, including finding the right leadership or teambuilding program for your group, accommodations, transportation, evening dining and nightlife activities and more. They also make it easy by handling proposal collection from appropriate partners, offering a centralized credit application and providing marketing support.

To learn more, visit AlexandriaLeadershipCollection.com.

The Leadership Collection at Alexandria™ is funded in part through a grant from the Virginia Tourism Corporation’s Marketing Leverage Program.

ABOUT ALEXANDRIA, VA

Named the #1 Best Value U.S. Travel Destination 2018 by Money magazine and a Top 3 Best Small City in the U.S. 2019 by the Condé Nast Traveler Readers’ Choice Awards, Alexandria hums with a cosmopolitan feel and walkable lifestyle just minutes from Washington, D.C. and Reagan National Airport on the Potomac River. A nationally designated historic district founded in 1749, Old Town Alexandria is home to more than 200 independent restaurants and boutiques alongside intimate historic museums and new happenings at the waterfront. Alexandria’s cobblestone streets and state-of-the-art facilities offer a distinctive setting for small to mid-size meetings, with a hotel collection ranging from four-star boutique properties within walking distance of the city’s top attractions to a resort-like convention hotel. Alexandria is also a growing hub for innovation in the 21st century, home to the National Science Foundation, the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office and more than 400 national associations, as well as the forthcoming Virginia Tech Innovation Campus, located in National Landing, a newly branded neighborhood encompassing parts of Pentagon City and Crystal City in Arlington where Amazon’s major new headquarters will be and Potomac Yard in Alexandria. Learn more at MeetAlexandriaVA.com.

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