Executive Nominations

Developing leaders for the future of Hampton Roads.

Nomination Process

CIVIC alumni, your participation in this process is critical.  We continue to seek out dedicated and diverse leadership from across the region.

All nominations will be shared with the nominating committee for consideration. Nominees who are not selected for the upcoming program year will remain on the nomination list for consideration for future years.

Please email executiveprograms@civichr.org for additional information about the CIVIC nomination process and information about the upcoming Class.



  • Year round nominations accepted from alumni
  • February: Nomination deadline for nominees to be considered for the upcoming CIVIC class year
  • March: Nomination Committee first meeting
  • April: Initial invitations extended for the upcoming class year
  • May: Nomination Committee second meeting

  • June: Class composition evaluated based on acceptance and additional invitations extended
  • July: Class finalized
  • September: Incoming Class welcome event (Alumni invited to attend)


Candidates must have at least 15 years of professional or volunteer work experience to be eligible for review by the nominating committee. Professional or volunteer work experience can include:

  • Corporate
  • Non-Profit
  • Public Sector
  • Post Graduate
  • Military O-6 or above

CIVIC accepts nominations from executive program alumni year round. Please email executiveprograms@civichr.org for additional information about the CIVIC nomination process, information about the upcoming Class, or to nominate a local leader today.

Ideal Candidates

Recruiting for upcoming classes is a year round process. The nominating committee, which is composed of members of previous CIVIC classes, meets periodically to assess the recommendations. Each class is comprised of a cross-section of leaders from the business, education, military, cultural and non-profit communities. CIVIC also has a strong commitment to geographic, ethnic, and gender diversity.

New classes are announced in September. The deliberations of the nominating committee are confidential, and its decisions are final. Candidates who are recommended, but not selected for a given class year, may be reconsidered for nomination in future years.

CIVIC Class of 2023 Schedule

The CIVIC Executive Program of 2023 program takes place from September 2022 to May 2023. As a general guide, unless otherwise specified, please reserve 8:00 am – 5:00 pm for each program day. Please see the program schedule below. Please contact executiveprograms@civichr.org with any questions.


  • Welcome Event – Thursday, September 22nd, 2022
  • Opening Retreat – Thursday, October 6th – Friday, October 7th, 2022
    Overnight retreat, please reserve the evening of October 6th on your calendar. 
  • November Program Day – Thursday, November 3rd, 2022
  • Darden Awards – Wednesday, November 16, 2022, 5:30-8:30 pm
  • December Program Day – Thursday, December 8th, 2022
  • January Program Day – Thursday, January 19th, 2023
  • February Program Day – Thursday, February 16th, 2023
  • March Program Day – Thursday, March 16th, 2023
  • April Program Day – Thursday, April 20th, 2023
  • Closing Program & Founders’ Luncheon – Thursday, May 18th, 2023