Leadership Development Series
About the Series

CvilleREA’s leadership development series is designed to equip and develop clean energy leaders in Charlottesville and across the Commonwealth. Based on the philosophy that leadership can be learned, this series is designed to equip participants with tools to make effective change, grow teams, craft negotiations, and manage others well. By investing in its people, Virginia’s clean energy companies will be more competitive in the marketplace and more effective in retaining and recruiting talent.



The Remaining 2019 leadership development series includes the following sessions:


  • Managing Groups and Team Dynamics (March 26, 2019): If teams supposedly perform better than individuals, why do so many people dislike going to meetings? In this course, we’ll discuss why some teams do better than others and why some team experiences are better than others. These courses will focus on how to put together a group of people, get their buy-in, and move them toward a common, shared goal – the very definition of leadership. This course is experiential and will involve participating in group-based exercises. Click here for more information.




Who should attend?

The sessions are designed to provide value for both early career and seasoned professionals.


Why should I send my employees to these sessions?

The greatest asset of any company is its employees. By investing in your company’s leadership, you are generating more value from each employee and creating a more favorable work environment which leads to competitive advantage and retaining and recruiting talent. 


Who are the facilitators?

Gabrielle Adams is a professor of Public Policy and Social Psychology at UVA. Previously, she was a professor of Organizational Behavioral at London Business School and a visiting fellow at Harvard University. Gabe received her PhD in Business Administration from the Stanford Graduate School of Business. She teaches and researches behavioral science with a focus on interpersonal dynamics and interactions, and has taught undergraduate, MBA, and executive audiences, including start-up teams and top management teams from Fortune 500 companies. In 2014 she was named one of the top 40 Business School Professors Under 40. She is a non-executive director at BrandsEye.com.


Can I choose which sessions to attend?

Yes. While the whole series provides a well-rounded approach, each session is designed to be self-contained. Discounts are available for participants who register for multiple sessions.


How much does each session cost?

Each session is priced separately and prices can be found on the information page of the session. Registrations must be paid in full prior to the start of each session.


Where are the sessions held?

All sessions will be held in Charlottesville, Virginia.


Who is CvilleREA?

The Charlottesville Renewable Energy Alliance is an association of clean energy companies whose mission is to establish Charlottesville as the renewable energy hub of the Southeast. CvilleREA member companies work in a variety of sectors such as wind, solar, demand response, and energy efficiency.



Contact us at director@cvillerea.org.


PO Box 8012

Charlottesville, VA 22906


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