Flagship is the core Leadership Anne Arundel program. It includes an intense curriculum of civic information and leadership skills development. Each summer, approximately 25-40 individuals are selected for this comprehensive, hands-on, multi-disciplinary study of Anne Arundel County. The class is composed of a cross-section of the Anne Arundel County community, representing our ethnically, socially, economically, and geographically diverse population. Each year’s Flagship program has a different theme.
Sessions focus on the following areas:
Government • Economic Development & Bus Tour • Cultural Arts • Education & Technology
The program provides participants with the opportunity to build upon and practice their leadership skills. They include identifying issues, inspiring a shared vision, challenging the process, modeling the way, fostering collaboration, holding values and encouraging the heart. Woven throughout the program are the philosophical concepts of community trusteeship that value a deep commitment to the community by envisioning a preferred future, empowering others to act, and acting on behalf of the common good for all concerned.
The goal of group projects is to identify a community problem, and design and implement an action plan to help resolve the problem. Through the project teams, participants practice their new leadership skills while providing a valuable community service.
A year-end retreat is held in June to acknowledge and celebrate the class’s achievements. Many graduates go on to use their leadership skills to serve the community as founders of social programs, board members of non-profit organizations, or elected officials.
Prospective candidates are encouraged to apply online below (application available on or before 12/1/19).
The program is tuition-based with some limited scholarship assistance available (online scholarship application available on or before 12/1/19).
The tuition rate for Flagship 2020 $3,800. The discounted tuition rate is $3,050**.
**The discounted rate is for non-profits (charitable, educational, fraternal and governmental entities), individuals, and small businesses (no more than 5 employees).
Flagship Sessions (2019 – 2020) – venues rotate around the county:
September 11 & 12, 2019 – Opening Retreat & Kickoff Reception
Flagship 2021 Session Dates and Online Application: Coming Soon!