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Wednesday, May 1, 2019

The Chamber is Now Accepting Applications for Leadership Fredericksburg’s 2020 Class

Media Release
Date: May 1, 2019
Media Contact:
Kristin Mills, Marketing & Communications Manager
kristin@fxbgchamber.org, 540-373-9537

The Chamber is Now Accepting Applications for Leadership Fredericksburg’s 2020 Class

FREDERICKSBURG – The Chamber is now accepting applications for Leadership Fredericksburg’s 2020 Class. On May 1, 2019, the online application went live on the Chamber website allowing interested participants to apply. The class of 2020 will be Leadership Fredericksburg’s 13th class. Since 2008, the program has graduated over 300 fellows.

The 27 people selected will attend an orientation session in September for the nine-month program. They will also receive a personal assessment and executive coaching session, learn skills to create a personal leadership development plan and mission statement, and have a trained program mentor from the business community.

In addition, participants will be assigned to teams to work on an Action Learning Project in which they will partner with an area organization to work on a project with community impact. Project presentations and the graduation ceremony occur separately in May 2020.

“Leadership Fredericksburg provides motivated individuals with a unique opportunity to broaden their horizons – both professionally and personally,” said Susan Spears, Executive Director. “Our previous graduates are making a difference in our community while enjoying a tremendous new networking resource with their fellow alumni. Truly the strongest network of leaders in the Fredericksburg Region, we continue to seek professionals who are ready to lead using guiding principles of integrity, service and dedication.”

To apply for Leadership Fredericksburg, click here, call the Chamber office at (540) 373-9400 or email Kyle Allwine at kyle@fxbgchamber.org.

Upcoming:

  • Leadership Fredericksburg will graduate its 12th class this month. Prior to graduation, four teams from the class of 31 Fellows will present the results of their Community Action Projects for the Central Rappahannock Regional Library (CRRL). All teams have worked on the same project for several months, and they will compete for a team prize. The competition will be judged by Sean Bonnie, Community Engagement Manager with the CRRL alongside two Alumni leaders, James Roberson LF ’15 with Roberson’s Music and Angela Freeman LF ’18 with the City of Fredericksburg’s Economic Development Department. The project presentations will take place at 3 p.m on May 9 at the Lifepoint Church’s Spotsylvania Campus located at 5050 Gateway Blvd., Fredericksburg, VA 22407.
  • The 2019 Class will graduate on May 17 at 3 p.m. in a ceremony at University of Mary Washington’s Stafford Campus located at 121 University Blvd., Fredericksburg, VA 22406. Lisa Wescoat LF’12 and executive director of marketing of NSWC Federal Credit Union, will be the commencement speaker. A celebration reception will follow the graduation.

There is no charge to attend the project presentations or the graduation ceremony. To RSVP for either event, call the Chamber office at (540) 373-9400 or visit www.fxbgchamber.org.

Leadership Fredericksburg thanks the 2019 Program Title Sponsor: Mary Washington Healthcare and the 2019 Program Gold Sponsors: Atlantic Builders, Ltd., CTI Real Estate, Flatter, Inc., LifeCare Medical Transports, Lifepoint Church, NSWC Federal Credit Union, Stafford County Government and ...


 

Thursday, August 4, 2016

Announcing 2017 Leadership Fredericksburg Class!

Congratulations to the new fellows of the Leadership Fredericksburg Program! 


 

Tuesday, July 5, 2016

Leadership Fredericksburg is seeking Action Action Learning Project proposals from area nonprofit a

To be considered, a nonprofit must be located within Planning District 16 (Stafford, Spotsylvania, King George and Caroline counties and the city of Fredericksburg). Nonprofit service areas that cover more than one jurisdiction are preferred but not required.

Projects provide a hands-on learning opportunity for Leadership Fredericksburg participants, who will work in teams. Among other things, it gives them a chance to use their skills and experience to apply concepts learned in the class sessions.

Proposals should be designed to meet a nonprofit’s needs and can include items such as: volunteer management plans, marketing plans, feasibility studies, business plans and public awareness.

For the 2016 class, Leadership Fredericksburg will select four projects to be done from October to May 2016. Projects must be of a scale and scope to be completed within that time.  The deadline for submissions is Aug 26. 

Project Manual 

Project Application


 

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 comprise the 2016 Class will present the final results of the projects for area non-profit organizations on which they have worked since last fall. Participating non-profits: Dr. Yum Project, The Conversation Project, Ralph Bunche Community Center, Gwyneth’s Gift Foundation.

The project presentations will take place at 3 p.m., May 12 at J.F. Fick Conference Center

“We are very proud of the work our Leadership Fellows have done in the last nine months,” said Susan Spears, Chamber President and CEO, who also serves as Executive Director for the program. “They have demonstrated great dedication to helping area non-profit organizations achieve their mission of making the Fredericksburg Region a better place to live.”

On May 20, the 2016 Class will graduate in a ceremony at University of Mary Washington’s University Hall, located in the North Building of the Stafford campus, beginning at 3 p.m.

Dr. Michael McDermott, President and CEO, Mary Washington Healthcare, will be the keynote speaker.

A reception will follow the graduation exercise. There is no charge to attend.

Leadership Alumni President Brian Morgan will also provide remarks at the ceremony, as will the newly-elected 2016 Class President, Kyle Allwine, Assistant Director of Graduate Admission at the University of Mary Washington.

The Chamber is now accepting applications for Leadership Fredericksburg’s 2017 Class.

“Leadership Fredericksburg provides motivated individuals with a unique opportunity to broaden their horizons – both professionally and personally,” said Spears. “Our previous graduates are making a difference in our community while enjoying a tremendous new networking resource with the Alumni Association. Truly the fastest growing network of leaders in the Fredericksburg Region, we continue to look for others who are ready to lead using guiding principles of integrity, service, and dedication.”

To apply for Leadership Fredericksburg, call the Chamber office at (540)373-9400 or download the application at www.fredericksburgchamber.org/Leadership

To RSVP for the graduation ceremony, call the Chamber office at (540)373-9400.

 


 

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 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. 


 

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 by the fellows of the 2016 Leadership Fredericksburg class


 

Monday, August 3, 2015

Announcing 2016 Leadership Fredericksburg class

Congratulations to the new fellows of the Leadership Fredericksburg Class. 


 

Wednesday, July 15, 2015

FRCC receives two grants for projects

FRCC receiveds two grants out of 12 from Fredericksburg EDA. Leadership Fredericksburg, and Made in FredVa. Read more.


 

Wednesday, May 27, 2015

Applications Accepted for 2016 Class

We are accepting applications now through July 1, 2015 for selection of the next Leadership Fredericksburg 2016 class. Classes begin in the fall. If you have ever considered a leadership class, now is the time to apply. 


 

Monday, May 18, 2015

Leadership Fredericksburg '15 Graduation Photos

See more photos in our Media Gallery


 

Friday, May 15, 2015

Graduation DayToday!

Fredericksburg Regional Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors, Leadership Advisory Board, and Leadership Fredericksburg Alumni Association will recognize the 27 Leadership Fredericksburg 2015 class graduates today at UMW Stafford campus at 3 PM today.


 

Monday, May 11, 2015

Leadership Fredericksburg is now accepting applications

Leadership Fredericksburg is now accepting applications for the 2016 Class. 

Click here to complete the application. 

Applications are due July 1, 2015 by 5:00pm.


 

Monday, May 19, 2014

Leadership Fredericksburg Graduates 2014 Class

The Chamber’s Leadership Fredericksburg program graduated its seventh class of “Fellows” during a May 16 ceremony at University of Mary Washington’s Stafford Campus.
The 28 Fellows in the 2014 Class began their Leadership Fredericksburg journey in September with a personality profile assessment and an individual Executive Coaching session. Each month, community, business, nonprofit, political, and educational leaders offered them insights about their personal leadership journeys. In addition, each Fellow was paired with a trained mentor from the business community who supported their progress throughout the program.
The participants also divided into four teams, each of which partnered with an area non-profit on a service project. Each team presented “deliverables” – concrete results – to its partner. Participating non-profits were The Fairy Godmother Project, Rappahannock Area Agency on Aging, Rappahannock Legal Services, and Step Forward.
Leadership Fredericksburg is now accepting applications for its 2015 class. A selection committee will screen the applications in July and announce the new class in August.
An application can be obtained here or by calling the Chamber office at (540) 373-9400. The cost is $1,900 for businesses, $1,550 for nonprofits and $2,600 for non-Chamber members. There is a $25 application fee. Applications must be received at the Chamber office by 5 p.m., Monday, July 1.

Leadership Fredericksburg 2014 Class

Linda Alsop, The Free Lance-Star Publishing Co.
Barb Bacon, Rappahannock Goodwill Industries
Katrina Bovone, Providence Service Corporation
Tasha Browne, LifeCare Medical Transports
Nichole Cox, Stafford County
Jessica Dederer
Joe DiStefano, Cardinal Bank
Denise Guest, Germanna Community College
Jeh Hicks, Jarrell, Hicks & Waldman, PC
Pam Hicks, Fidelity Bank Mortgage
Mark Howard, Mary Washington Healthcare
Steve Hubble, Stafford County
Joey King, LifeCare Medical Transports
Karen Koudelka, Virginia Home Care Partners
Janet Krebs, Quarles
Kim Lewis, Basic Commerce & Industries
Alex Mabin, Agency MABU
Randy McNulty, DLR Contracting
Derrick Mestler, Spotsylvania Regional Medical Center
Brian Morgan, Flatter & Associates
Wanda Parrish, Spotsylvania County
Rachael Poor, Friends of the Rappahannock
Lynne Riggleman, Union First Market Bank
Tom Schoedel, Atlantic Builders, Ltd.
Carolyn Schoonover, Rappahannock Electric Cooperative
Randy Sparks, Kaufman & Canoles, P.C.
Charles Tate, University of Mary Washington
Lori Yelverton, Micah Ministries