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Young Professionals Program



Program Structure
| Program Goals | Benefits of Participation | Informational Mixers | Application Process/Details | FAQ



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Program Structure

The Young Professionals Program is an initiative of Leadership Arlington that provides up-and-coming young leaders in the DC Metropolitan area the opportunity to develop new skills and acquire the resources and knowledge necessary to engage in their community. Participants will be encouraged to discover ways that they may give back to our community as we cultivate this population of next generation leaders to become agents of change. To ensure the quality of the participant experience, the program will have a limited class size.

The program is held twice annually, including a Fall and Spring session. Each session is approximately four months long with sessions focused on civic engagement, skill building and philanthropy. Sessions meet on Wednesday evenings and Saturdays.

Program Goals


Leadership Arlington has developed this program because we value:

  • Leadership skills development that is essential for effective personal, professional and community leadership.
  • Civic engagement by providing opportunities to engage and serve as advocates within the community.
  • Philanthropic awareness of the needs in our community.
  • Networking and creating connections with peers in an educational and social environment.

 

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 over 1,000 established community leaders who represent over 500 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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