The Snelling Center for Government Accepting Vermont Leadership Institute Applications

The Snelling Center for Government is currently accepting applications for the Vermont Leadership Institute.  As Vermont’s premier civic leadership development program, the Vermont Leadership Institute has been offering intensive programs for leaders in Vermont’s private, public and non-profit sectors since 1995. The VLI Class of 2020 will meet for a total of 8 overnight sessions with nineteen seminar days, beginning in September 2019 and ending in June 2020. VLI associates delve into topics such as personal leadership transformation, leadership paradigms that support equity for all Vermonters, systems thinking and more.

Graduates from the VLI Class of 2018 reported the following about their experiences:  

“VLI not only bestowed upon me invaluable toolkits and skill sets applicable both professionally and personally – it also fostered unforgettable relationships and lifelong friends.”

“The contacts, discussions, tools and reflections are priceless. I would recommend VLI to everyone who wants to become a better leader!”

You are strongly encouraged to apply if you are:

  • Committed to Vermont
  • Curious about the issues facing Vermont
  • Devoted to learning and growing
  • Open to values inquiry and dialogue

The application deadline is May 1, 2019.  

VLI graduates are making a difference in Vermont: leading innovative businesses, creating award-winning non-profits, serving state government, and volunteering in their communities. Graduates will join a professional network that includes more than 900 graduates to date from all Snelling Center’s leadership programs.

To learn more about either program, including session dates and the application process, please visit or contact Suzanne Trahey, VLI Director, [email protected] or 802.859.3090.  

The Snelling Center for Government is a non-partisan, non-profit organization committed to fostering responsible and ethical civic leadership, encouraging public service by private citizens, and promoting informed citizen participation in shaping public policy in Vermont.  For more information, please visit our website at