MDF Leadership Maine: Taking Applications

Leadership Maine

Preparing statewide leaders to shape Maine’s changing economy.

Maine Development Foundation’s Leadership Maine is a powerful, year-long experiential learning journey that expands leaders’ capacity to shape our state’s future. Through the program, leaders:

  • Explore our state’s diverse regions, assets, economies, issues, and people through direct interaction with Maine leaders and Maine places;
  • Develop important and lasting relationships with a diverse community of business, community, government and educational leaders; and
  • Uncover and build upon their personal leadership strengths.

Curious if Leadership Maine is for you?

Attend an upcoming recruitment briefing to network and learn more.

The Leadership Maine curriculum is designed for leaders from all sectors. In the past two decades, over 1,000 leaders have graduated from the Leadership Maine program. Their alumni are leading the way in creating an economy driven by educated, healthy, innovative and engaged people.

This year’s application deadline is Friday, April 14, 2017.

Edge members are eligible to apply for the Realize Maine Network Scholarship. Competitively awarded to one member of the network’s regional affiliate groups, the scholarship is valued at up to $4,500.

Click for more information and to apply.

 

Leadership Maine Schedule

Orientation: Friday, June 16, 2017

Overview of the Program, Understanding the Economy, and Forming Community Partnerships

SESSION 1
OPENING RETREAT (mandatory/three days)
Wednesday, September 13 – Friday, September 15, 2017

Establishing a Foundation and Forming Teams
Wavus, Jefferson
Facilitated by Hurricane Island Outward Bound School

SESSION 2
Wednesday, October 18 – Friday, October 20, 2017 (mandatory/three days)
Exploring Rural Maine: A three-day bus tour

SESSION 3
Friday, November 17, 2017

SESSION 4
Friday, January 19, 2018

SESSION 5
Friday, February 9, 2018
Experiencing a Day as a Legislator: Mock Legislative Session
State House, Augusta

SESSION 6
Friday, March 9, 2018
Downtown Revitalization

SESSION 7
Friday, April 6, 2018

Exploring Bath Iron Works and Brunswick Landing:  Shipbuilding and New Economy

SESSION 8: CLOSING RETREAT & GRADUATION (mandatory/two days)
Thursday, May 10 & Friday, May 11, 2018
Learning Demonstrations and Celebration
Migis Lodge, South Casco

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