Regional Events

Northern Virginia Technology Council
Positive Leadership Skills Fall Cohort at George Mason University

Date: October 2, 2018 – November 13, 2018
Location: George Mason University
4400 University Drive
Fairfax, Va. 22030

Discover how to develop the positive mindset that will help you achieve your professional and personal goals. Join the fall 2018 cohort of George Mason University’s Positive Leadership program.

Positive leaders are self-confident, optimistic, and resilient. They create an atmosphere that produces lower turnover, higher productivity, greater satisfaction, and a host of desirable bottom-line outcomes. Read this Positive Leadership faculty interview and see Positive Leadership alumni testimonials for more insights.

The Positive Leadership program consists of 4 half-day sessions. The program is designed for all professionals, but HR professionals can earn the extra benefit of recertification PDCs for their SHRM-CP or SHRM-SCP credential by participating in this program.

Learn more and register here.

Sorensen Institute Leadership Luncheon: A Forum for Decision Makers

Date: November 15, 2018
Location: The Westin Tysons Corner
7801 Leesburg Pike
Falls Church, VA 22043

Join us for the First Annual Sorensen Institute Leadership Luncheon with keynote speaker Rear Admiral John Kirby, USN (ret) of CNN.

Rear Admiral John Kirby, USN (ret), is a CNN military and diplomatic analyst and most recently served as Assistant Secretary of State for Public Affairs. Kirby appears regularly on The Situation Room with Wolf Blitzer and across all of CNN's programming providing analysis on issues related to the U.S. military, defense, foreign affairs and diplomacy.

Proceeds from this luncheon event benefit the Sorensen Institute for Political Leadership at the University of Virginia, a nonpartisan organization working to enhance the quality of governance at all levels throughout Virginia.

To register, please visit https://www.eventbrite.com/e/sorensen-institute-leadership-luncheon-a-forum-for-decision-makers-tickets-50282040938/.

Cyber Apprenticeships: Free Information Session for Employers in the Northern Virginia Region

Date : November 16, 2018
Location: 3040 Williams Drive
Suite 200
Fairfax, VA 22031


  • Welcome and Background on Apprenticeships
  • Definition of Apprenticeships and How They Work
  • Examples of Existing Apprenticeships
  • How Employers Can Start an Apprenticeship Program
  • Engagement with Employers

To Register click here.