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SEI Program Details

SEI participants stay at the Inn at Darden, the executive training complex of the University of Virginia's Darden Business School. Sleeping rooms are single-occupancy, with all the amenities of a first class hotel room. Participants dine together in the Executive dining room. The classroom is located in the Darden Business School.

Eligibility & Selection Criteria
Preference is given to city, town, and county managers. Leadership responsibilities are considered. Recommendation by an SEI alumnus is weighed. Deputy and assistant managers are considered as spaces allows. Department heads of large localities are possible candidates. SEI is highly competitive.

Class Size: 35 - 40


The fee for the 2017 SEI is $7,900. This includes lodging and meals (with the exception of meals during the intervening weekend), and instructional materials. A 10% discount for members of the Virginia Institute of Government. Fee is likely to increase slightly each year.

Deadlines, Refunds, Cancellations
Application Deadline: June 1
Payment Due: July 1
50% fee assessed for cancellations after July 1. Acceptable substitution may be made up to 2 weeks before the start of the program. No refunds after the start of the program.

Social events are an integral component of the learning experience. This makes it difficult for participants to share time with accompanying personal guests/spouses.

2017: July 16-28
2018: July 15-27