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Program Details: 2022 -2023 Class

Application Period

The application period for the 2022 - 2023 program opens April 1, 2022 and closes June 30, 2022.

Application Fee and Tuition

Application Fee $55 non-refundable

Tuition $1295 - Payment plans can be arranged

Scholarships and tuition assistance grants are available. For detailed information and applications contact for details.

  • PATH Technical Assistance Grants for non-profits, religious institutions and local government entitles
  • Leadership Fauquier Financial Need and Diversity Scholarship Fund

2022 - 2023 Program Day Schedule

The 2022 - 2023 year will begin in September 2022 with an opening retreat and conclude at graduation in May 2023.

Program days occur once a month beginning October 2022 and ending May 2023.

Leadership Fauquier Mission: Creating a Thriving Community Through Informed and Connected Leaders

Program days are organized to develop specific skills, competencies and connections to people and resources within Fauquier County. When selected, participants are expected to attend all of program days. Attendance to the 2-day Retreat in September is mandatory in order to continue with the program.

September 28-29, 2022
Opening Retreat
October 19, 2022
Community Capital, Infrastructure, Technology, Utilities
November 16, 2022
Economic and Community Capital Development
December 21, 2022
Government, Policy and Regulations, Politics for Town and County
Jan 18, 2023
Health and Human Services
Feb 15, 2023
Human Capital, Education, Workforce Development
Mar 15, 2023
Public Safety
Apr 19, 2023
Culture and Recreation
May 17, 2023
Natural Resources and Environment
May 31, 2023
Wrap Up and Graduation

*Content descriptions and leadership competencies are provided as a formative synopsis of the upcoming year and are subject to change.

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.