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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 
Leadership Models

September 20-21 Overnight Retreat: Team Building
Team Building Retreat
DISC Assessment

October 11 Cumberland County Bus Tour

October 18 Boardsmanship: From Good to Great Governance
Strength Finders 
Personality Impact 
Nonprofit Governance
Team Building

November 15 Personal Skills: Strength Training
Personal Leadership
Generational Understanding
Conflict Resolution
Nonprofit Finance

December 13 Diversity & Inclusion
Diversity

January 17 Competencies: Leadership, Not in a Vacuum
Professional Networking 
Public Speaking
Emotional Intelligence

February 21 Ethics & Liability: Crucial Conversations
Decision Making
Nonprofit Panel Discussion
Ethics/Leadership
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

Graduation
June 5 Graduation Celebration