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Program Details: 2020 - 2021 Class

Application Period

The application period for the 2020 - 2021 program opens March 19, 2020 and closes June 15, 2020.

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

2020 - 2021 Program Day Schedule

The 2020 - 2021 year will begin in September 2020 with an opening retreat and conclude at graduation in June 2021.

Program days will be the second Tuesday of each month beginning October 2020 and ending May 2021.

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

Sept 17 - 18, 2020
Leadership, Listening, Values, Perceptions
Oct 13, 2020
Local Government
Mastering the Art of Listening
Nov 10, 2020
Live Work and Play in Southern Fauquier
Understanding Conflict Modes and Styles
Dec 8, 2020
Human Services and Non-Profits
Anatomy of Conflict
Jan 12, 2021
Planning and Economic Development
Mastering Difficult Conversations
Feb 9, 2021
Candor, Gossip and Feedback
Mar 9, 2021
Public Safety
Finding Common Ground and Solutions
Apr 13, 2021
Community Wellness
Powerful Presentations
May 11, 2021
Live Work and Play in Northern Fauquier
Your Leadership Brand - Integrity and Commitment
Jun 1, 2021
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.