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Program Details: 2019 - 2020 Class

Application Period

The application period for the 2019 - 2020 program opens February 1, 2019 and closes June 14, 2019.

Application Fee and Tuition

Application Fee $55 non-refundable

Tuition $1295

  • Payment plans can be arranged
  • Scholarships are available where need is adequately demonstrated.

2019 - 2020 Program Day Schedule

The 2019 - 2020 program year will begin in September 2019 with an opening retreat and conclude at graduation in June 2020.

Program days will be the second Tuesday of each month beginning October 2019 and ending May 2020.

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

Sept 5 - 6, 2019
Leadership, Listening, Values, Perceptions
Oct 8, 2019
Local Government
Strategic Thinking
Nov 12, 2019
Live Work and Play in Southern Fauquier
Commitment and Ethics
Dec 10, 2019
Human Services and Non-Profits
Time and Productivity Management
Jan 14, 2020
Planning and Economic Development
Negotiating for Success
Feb 11, 2020
Candor, Gossip and Feedback
Mar 10, 2020
Public Safety
Conflict Management
Apr 14, 2020
Community Wellness
Gratitude and Generating Appreciation
May 12, 2020
Live Work and Play in Northern Fauquier
Integrity and Commitment
Jun 2, 2020
Wrap Up and Graduation

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.

*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.