Fellows Program Leadership Cumberland is a program that serves the county by developing individuals to become effective leaders in the workplace and community. More than 500 individuals have graduated from Leadership Cumberland’s Fellows Program since 1989. Fellows, as participants are called, represent a diverse group of emerging leaders of all ages from a variety of industries such as education and nonprofits. While differing in age, background and profession they share one common trait - the motivation and desire to take on greater responsibilities in the community and at work.
Our ten month program begins with an orientation in August followed by a mandatory two day retreat in September.
Day long classes designed to address the outcomes of leadership skills, community service, networking, personal development, and knowledge of the county are then held each month at various locations around the County.
A unique component of Leadership Cumberland is a Fellowship over the year whereby participants serve as a non-voting board member for a nonprofit they have selected. These experiences are integrated in to the class discussion.
Also enhancing the experience are class projects. Students chose local nonprofits to help fulfill needs or services needed within the local community. The synopsis below provides the themes, dates and components for the 2018-19 year.
August 16 Orientation: Great Expectations
Finding a Purpose
September 20-21 Overnight Retreat: Team Building
Team Building Retreat
October 11 Cumberland County Bus Tour
October 18 Boardsmanship: From Good to Great Governance
November 15 Personal Skills: Strength Training
December 13 Diversity & Inclusion
January 17 Competencies: Leadership, Not in a Vacuum
February 21 Ethics & Liability: Crucial Conversations
Nonprofit Panel Discussion
April 18 Gettysburg Bus Tour
March 21 Elected and Public Leadership
Vision of the County 25 Years from Now
Public Service Panel
May 16 End of Year Retreat
Communication & Ballroom Dancing
Ropes Course Team Building
June 5 Graduation Celebration