Leadership Fredericksburg is a eight-month program that provides an opportunity for approximately 27 leaders of varying sectors to meet in learning settings throughout the Fredericksburg Region: Caroline, King George, Spotsylvania & Stafford counties and the city of Fredericksburg. Participants will:
learn new leadership development skills;
meet with top community leaders;
take a personality profile assessment;
receive a 360° rater leadership assessment which includes an individual executive coaching session;
be matched with an individual mentor from the business community;
participate in team action-learning projects.
Through monthly sessions, team projects, and interaction with community decision-makers, Leadership Fredericksburg develops leaders with vision and commitment to both their workplace and the community.
Eligibility: Individuals who have demonstrated a capacity for leadership, a record of community service and a willingness to commit time to the LF ’21 program are invited to apply.
Applicants must meet the following criteria:
Must have an established connection to the Fredericksburg Region
Must show evidence of leadership in the workplace and in the community
Must be willing to commit the required time to the program
Must be committed to utilizing their leadership skills and knowledge for the long-term benefit of the community
Must attend the opening session on October 16, 2020 and the full session and graduation ceremony on May 21, 2021.
Important Application Dates:
June 1- August 1st, 2020: Applications are accepted between June 1 - August 1, 2020. No applications will be accepted after August 1.
September 1, 2020: Chamber announces all accepted applicants. (All applicants are notified of acceptance prior to the announcement)
Classes are held on the third Friday monthly, October through May from 8:30 AM - 4:30 PM:
Oct 16, 2020
Nov 20, 2020
Dec 18, 2020
Jan 15, 2021
Feb 19, 2021
Mar 19, 2021
Apr 16, 2021
May 21, 2021
Fellows are expected to attend all sessions; one full session absence or its equivalent (leave early/arrive late) is allowed. No exceptions.
Additional Content Sessions will occur throughout the year, offering Fellows an opportunity to take a deeper dive into subjects and the option to make up for time missed when applicable.
Project Presentations are held on Thursday, May 13, 2020, 3–5PM Time outside of regular class sessions is required in preparation of participant’s team project.
General instructions for completing this application:
This form will not save your answers unless you submit. We recommend you complete the essay questions in a separate document and then transfer the answers over.
Please keep your responses brief.
A resume may be used in lieu of answering the employment history and prior education questions.
Include a photo of yourself with your application package.
Complete all answers and if there is a reason that a specific question is not applicable, please explain the reason.
Feel free to consult with Leadership Fredericksburg (LF) alumni as you complete the application. If you have any questions, call the Chamber office at 540-373-9400.
Include $25 application fee with application and supporting documents.
Each section is weighted; you are advised to complete the full application. Incomplete applications will not be considered.