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Young Professionals Program

Young Professionals Program
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Spring Class of 2016 applications now available.
Rolling application until December 18, 2015.


Program Structure
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Program Structure

The Young Professionals Program is an initiative of the Leadership Center for Excellence, powered by Leadership Arlington, which invests in high-potential leaders in the DC Metropolitan area. This program provides the opportunity to develop new professional skills and capacities, while also acquiring the tools, visibility and network necessary to engage in their broader community. Participants are encouraged to discover ways they may give back to our community as we cultivate this next generation of leaders to become a force in our region.

Offered twice annually in the Fall or Spring, this four-month long program meets on Wednesday evenings and Saturdays. Participants engage in sessions designed to enhance self-awareness and leadership presence, work with and lead teams and strengthen networking skills. Throughout the program, members will create meaningful relationships with their peers and dynamic regional leaders that will allow them to expand their leadership footprint in the region.

This is a tuition-based program. Tuition for the Young Professionals Program is $2,000. Tuition covers all program costs, including food, transportation and staff time. Payment plans are available upon request by contacting Chief Operating Officer (COO) Liz Nohra at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it . Limited scholarships are available where need is adequately demonstrated.

Click here to view the Spring 2016 program calendar.

Program Goals

Develop. Engage. Invest.

  • Develop essential leadership skills for effective personal, professional and community leadership
  • Engage with a network of dynamic civic and philanthropic leaders from the Greater DC region
  • Invest in yourself, your organization and the region


Benefits of Participation

How Do You Benefit?
  • Discover your leadership style and develop skills that will bolster your effectiveness as a leader within your professional and civic endeavors.
  • Enhance your communications skills and ability to lead, follow and work within a team.
  • Find ways to become a connector and be connected in your community to have your voice heard and enable change.
  • Discover the many ways you may invest in your community that provide you with professional and personal fulfillment.

How Does Your Organization Benefit?

  • Benefit directly by having an empowered, trained and skilled employee who is building strong connections in your community.
  • Showcase your organization's involvement in the premiere leadership organization in the community while expressing your dedication to empowering the next generation of leaders.
  • Networking opportunities within a diverse group of more than 1,200 established community leaders who represent more than 600 dynamic organizations.

How Does the Community Benefit?

  • Increased source of quality leaders in the community.
  • Improved communications network that is cross-generational among civil, social, educational and business leaders in the region.
  • Leadership base with broadened perspectives, prepared to more effectively guide our community into the future.
  • Population of younger residents who, because of their increased connectivity, will develop strong ties and plant roots within the community.

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