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?
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.
Leadership Maine Schedule
Orientation: Friday, June 16, 2017
Overview of the Program, Understanding the Economy, and Forming Community Partnerships
OPENING RETREAT (mandatory/three days)
Wednesday, September 13 – Friday, September 15, 2017
Establishing a Foundation and Forming Teams
Facilitated by Hurricane Island Outward Bound School
Wednesday, October 18 – Friday, October 20, 2017 (mandatory/three days)
Exploring Rural Maine: A three-day bus tour
Friday, November 17, 2017
Friday, January 19, 2018
Friday, February 9, 2018
Experiencing a Day as a Legislator: Mock Legislative Session
State House, Augusta
Friday, March 9, 2018
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