Download 2018-2019 Fellows Application

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 identified outcomes 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 three team session days;  these are issue oriented topics selected and developed by the Fellows.  The Synopsis provides the themes, dates and components for the 2018-19 year.

AugustAugust 17 Orientation: Great Expectations

  • Getting to know each other and understand the program
  • Appreciating our region’s culture, history, strengths and challenges
  • Presenting leadership models and experiences
  • Selecting fellowships



SeptemberSeptember 21-22 Overnight Retreat: Leadership, Nature or Nurture?

  • Creating a cohort
  • Rethinking leadership
  • Understanding personality styles: yours and others
  • Selecting team session days
  • Having fun

OctoberOctober 19 Boardsmanship: From Good to Great Governance


  • Doing well to do good—the basics of nonprofit governance
  • Appreciating the impact of personality styles on leadership
  • Leading and communication

NovemberNovember 16 Personal Skills: Strength Training

  • Being a confident public speaker
  • Understanding generational differences
  • Practicing the essentials of nonprofit finances

DecemberDecember 14

Team Session Day I

JanuaryJanuary 18 Competencies: Leadership, Not in a Vacuum


  • Resolving conflict
  • Building teams
  • Integrating transformational leadership into your life

FebruaryFebruary 15

  • Team Session Day II

MarchMarch 15 Ethics & Liability: Crucial Conversations

  • Meeting ethical challenges
  • Appreciating the impact of diversity on today’s world
  • Providing leadership during a time of critical ethical challenges

AprilApril 19

  • Team Session Day III

MayMay 17 Elected and Public Leadership: All Politics is Local 2016 Capital IMG_2373

  • Touring our state capitol
  • Understanding service as a state, county and local government leader
  • Evaluating the Leadership Cumberland journey

MayMay 31 Luncheon

  • Graduation


  • Fall date TBD: Backyard Bus Tour of Cumberland County
  • Thursday November 9:  Leaders@Lunch Fall
  • Thursday April 5:  Leaders@Lunch Spring
  • Friday April 6: MakeUp Snow Day