Leadership Mount Vernon Springfield
Leadership Mount Vernon Springfield equips this region’s top talent with an understanding of how decisions are made, how complex policies are shaped, and how to influence meaningful change in our community.
Business leaders and those in social service, health, religious, military, education, cultural arts, and government organizations who are committed to making our community the best place to live, work and to do business are invited to apply.
Applications for the Class of 2023-2024 will open June 1, 2023.
Under the guidance of the faculty at the Fred W. Smith National Library for the Study of George Washington at Mount Vernon, participants will learn about leadership, management, conflict resolution, managing change, and character-based decision making inspired by the life of George Washington.
Key community leaders will be invited to speak to your class to help you understand the complexities of the current issues that face our community. Experts will present an in-depth look at the issues and you will have the opportunity to explore these challenges, as well as effective solutions.
Connections That Matter
You will develop a personal and professional network of those who care about our community. Not only will you personally know the key people in our community, you will also establish among your fellow Leadership Class members many enduring professional relationships and friendships.
When you join Leadership Mount Vernon Springfield, you are committing to attend all nine program sessions. Classes will be from 11:00 am to 4:00 pm each program day, at the Fred W. Smith National Library for the Study of George Washington at Mount Vernon.
This leadership class was excellent, and I would highly recommend it to anyone who is passionate about leading people.
Jonathan T. Bryant
Fairfax County Police Department
I highly recommend this program for anyone looking to learn about the inner workings of our regions/county’s big picture operations and challenges. It was definitely time well spent.
Lyssa Seward, The Seward Group
Vice President, TTR Sotheby’s International Realty
SEPTEMBER, 11:00 am to 4 pm – Building our Fairfax County Community
OCTOBER, 11:00 am to 4:00 pm – Fort Belvoir
NOVEMBER, 11:00 am to 4:00 pm – Transportation
DECEMBER, 11:00 am to 4:00 pm – Public Safety and the Courts
JANUARY, 11:00 am to 4:00 pm – Affordable Housing and Social Services
FEBRUARY, 8:00 am to 4:00 pm – The General Assembly and State Government
MARCH, 11:00 am to 4:00 pm – Education and Workforce Training
APRIL, 11:00 am to 4:00 pm – Economic Development
MAY, 11:00 am to 4:00 pm – Cultural and Historic Assets
May, 4:00 pm – Graduation
Program Costs and Benefits
The cost for the Leadership Program is:
- $2,250 for the general public
- $1,950 for Mount Vernon Lee Chamber members
- $1,750 for government and Non-profit organizations.
Tuition covers all program costs, George Washington’s Mount Vernon admissions, lunches, program materials, Leadership Profile and personal evaluation, trip to Richmond, and Graduation.