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Program Details: 2018 - 2019 Class

Application Period

The application period for the 2018 - 2019 program has closed.  Applications for the 2019 - 2020 program will be available after January 2, 2019.

2018 - 2019 Program Day Schedule

The 2018 - 2019 program year will begin in September 2018 with an opening retreat and conclude at graduation in June 2019.

Program days will be the second Tuesday of each month beginning October 2018 and ending May 2019.

Program days are organized to develop specific skills and competencies. When selected, participants are expected to attend the following program days:

Sept 13 - 14, 2018
Leadership, Listening, Values, Perceptions
Oct 9, 2018
Local Government
Strategic Thinking and Planning
Nov 13, 2018
Planning and Economic Development
Time Management
Dec 11, 2018
Trends and Value of Nonprofit Organizations
Collaboration and Creative Decision Making
Jan 8, 2019
Critical Thinking
Feb 12, 2019
Tour of Southern Fauquier
Leadership Presence
Mar 12, 2019
Public Safety
Conflict Management
Apr 9, 2019
Tourism, Recreation, and the Arts
Team Building and Accountability
May 14, 2019
Community Wellness
Health and Stress Management
June 4, 2019
Change Agent
Between Program Days
Homework assignments will need to be completed prior to each session.
Throughout the Year
Class Project
A class project will be completed outside of class time as well.

*Applications are currently closed.

This Year's Partners


The sustainable success of our community is dependent upon engaged and informed leaders. Leadership Fauquier was formed to tap into and cultivate the tremendous human capital that exists within our County.

Who Attends Leadership Fauquier?

Each year, Leadership Fauquier’s Signature program graduates a class of twenty established leaders from the public, private, and nonprofit sectors of Fauquier as well as the community at large.

Anyone who seeks to become better connected to the community, learn about the challenges and opportunities that face Fauquier, and become an active participant in Fauquier’s future is invited to apply.

How Do YOU benefit with Leadership Fauquier?

  • Opportunity to employ leadership strengths, increase leadership skills and recognize arenas in which unique contributions may be applied
  • Expanded awareness of issues and challenges facing our community
  • Ability to articulate a vision for the community and translate that vision into action
  • Networking with fellow community leaders on a personal and professional level

How does YOUR ORGANIZATION benefit?

  • Retention of employees with deepened leadership capabilities and a greater understanding of how to maximize community engagement
  • Opportunity to showcase your organization’s involvement with the premier leadership organization in the community
  • Rewards of networking with a diverse group of dynamic community leaders
  • Visible commitment to service in the community

How does the COMMUNITY benefit?

  • Increased source of leaders in the community with broadened perspectives, prepared to effectively and collaboratively lead
  • Improved communication network among civil, social, educational and business leaders in the region
  • Assistance to leaders in their development, matching their skills and interests with the needs of the community

When is Leadership Fauquier?

  • The Signature Program holds one program day per month from September to June, beginning with a two day retreat and ending with a graduation ceremony.
  • In addition to these program days, homework assignments will need to be completed prior to each session. There will also be a class project that will be completed outside of class time as well.
  • After graduation, the participants in each class are encouraged to join the member association for further networking, educational opportunities, and volunteer opportunities.