E x p a n d your IMPACT.
The Flagship Program is the core Leadership Anne Arundel program designed to inspire and develop professional, personal and community leadership.
Flagship includes an intense curriculum of civic information and leadership skills development. Each year approximately 30-45 individuals are selected for this comprehensive, hands-on, multi-disciplinary study of Anne Arundel County. The program then begins in September and graduates in June, meeting monthly throughout the course. The class is composed of a cross-section of the Anne Arundel County community, representing our ethnically, socially, economically, and geographically diverse population.
WHY INVEST IN FLAGSHIP?
Organizations invest in the Flagship Program because
Individuals invest in the Flagship Program
The Community invests in Flagship because
To build community knowledge, participants are introduced to critical regional issues, meet and discuss issues with leaders from the public, private and non-profit sectors, and identify areas of community need and methods required to succeed as community leaders.
The program is based on a model that incorporates three key domains for developing community leaders: building community knowledge, developing leadership skills, and gaining a philosophical understanding of community trusteeship.
Sessions focus on the following areas:
Government • Economic Development & Bus Tour • Cultural Arts • Education
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.
The program is tuition-based with some limited scholarship assistance available (online scholarship application available here).
The Flagship tuition rate is $3,800 for corporations and $3,050 for nonprofits (charitable, educational, and fraternal), government entities, individuals, small businesses (no more than 5 employees). The tuition covers all program costs.
Flagship Sessions (2019 – 2020) – venues rotate around the county:
September 11 & 12, 2019 – Opening Retreat & Kickoff Reception
Click Here for Flagship 2021 Session Dates and Online Application