Smiles on Class Superlatives

    Superlatives presented which were voted on by class members.


    Thanks to Program Facilitators

    Leadership Fredericksburg Executive Director Susan Spears and Facilitator Greg Hiebert were honored for their dedication and leadership from the class of 2015.


    Leadership April Session

    Speaker Bill Howell, Mayor Mary Katherine Greenlaw and Senator Bryce Reeves spoke to the Leadership Class in April! The Session was held at Marstel-Day, LLC. in downtown Fredericksburg. 


    Leadership Celebration

    Joel Griffin '09 received the Joseph H. Dangler Leadership Visionary Award at a Special Leadership Celebration in April 


    Class of 2016

    Congratulations to the 9th Leadership Fredericksburg Class!


    January Session

    The Leadership Class had a great session in January and got together for group photo! 

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About Leadership Fredericksburg



Leadership Fredericksburg is a nine-month course takes place at various locations around the Fredericksburg region. It provides the community with a pool of highly skilled and motivated leaders from a cross-section of industry who are deeply committed to improving the quality of life in the region while leading with integrity, best practices, and guiding principles.  




This highly selective program has approximately 28 participants who submit a comprehensive application coupled with a supporting letter of recommendation. Applicants will be chosen by a selection committee that will use equitable criteria guidelines to select the participants.







To download the application for Leadership Fredericksburg, click here.  You may also contact the Chamber office at (540) 373-9400 if you would like to receive an application by fax, mail, or email. There is a $25.00 application fee. The application deadline is July 1, 2016.


Leadership Fredericksburg – the premier network of leaders in the Fredericksburg region!




Each Fellow receives:


  • Personal “360” assessment and Executive Coaching session; individual personality profile
  • Skills to create a personal “Individual Development Plan”
  • A trained program mentor from the business community for the full nine-month course
  • Opportunity to get to know significant community leaders “up close & personal”
  • An enhanced understanding of the Fredericksburg Region
  • Opportunity to advance to the Leadership Fredericksburg Alumni Association




Each Employer receives:


  • Participant's developed leadership skills that translate directly to positive impacts for your business
  • New awareness of community issues & resources as it relates to your business
  • A new network that is exposed to your business
  • The participant’s advanced commitment to community leadership, which enhances your business in its role as a good corporate citizen




The program begins with an Orientation session in September, followed by eight monthly sessions in which participants learn about the businesses, issues, government, history, resources, and challenges that impact the economic & community dynamics of the Fredericksburg Region. Fellows are assigned to teams to delve into an Action Learning Project where they are partnered with an area nonprofit organization. Project presentations and the Graduation Ceremony occur separately in May of each year.


Leadership Fredericksburg

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  • Tuesday, May 10, 2016

    Leadership Fredericksburg 2016 Class to present projects, graduate

    Leadership Fredericksburg will graduate its ninth class this month. Prior to graduation, the 25 fellows who ...

  • Monday, May 2, 2016

    Leadership Fredericksburg – is now accepting applications for its 10th year.

    HOW TO APPLY: To download the application for Leadership Fredericksburg, click here.  You may also ...

  • Tuesday, March 29, 2016

    May 15- Project Presentations

    It's time to show off your leadership skills. 3 p.m., Fick Conference Center, project presentations ...