Henrico County’s Leadership Development Program (LDP) encourages the professional growth of current and future County leaders by offering a competency-based framework and resources for the achievement of employee-designed learning goals.

The LDP, launched in 1996, won the 1997 International Personnel Management Association (IPMA) Virginia Chapter Achievement Award, the 1998 American Society of Training and Development (ASTD) Excellence in Practice Innovative Practice Award, and the 1998 National Association of Counties (NACo) Achievement Award.

For more information about this award-winning program, view the Leadership Development Program Abstract.

Joining LDP

Leaders can join the Leadership Development Program four times a year. Orientations are offered after each Myers-Briggs Type Indicators for Leaders class. Check out class days and times in our electronic catalog. Contact Employee Development & Training at 501-7201 with questions. Effective 2015, LDP will return to its original focus of being a development program for supervisors. Therefore only supervisors will be admitted to the program, with the only exceptions being FTOs in Police and FTMs in Fire.

LDP Revised

Due to many recent changes in leadership at the County, LDP was redesigned in 2012 to better align with the current overall needs of our organization. The goal of the redesigned LDP is to make it an even more transformational experience by creating more accountability and helping leaders attain more tangible results. Leaders in the revised program are asked to take on tasks such as to develop their leadership brand, complete projects around one or more leadership themes, and participate in a leadership discussion group that culminates in actionable skills.

LDP Forms and Information