Leadership Fairfax is a membership-based organization that relies on volunteers to lead outreach endeavors, curriculum development and event planning. There are many ways the alumni base helps to lead the organization, including service on the following committees. Committee involvement is a great way to stay connected and network with community leaders and have fun doing it.
LFI PROGRAM COMMITTEE
Manages and oversees the LFI class program. This committee works closely with the LFI Team Advisors, who coordinate with each class team on planning their program day(s). The committee plans the opening and closing program days, leadership competencies in every day and coordinates with Faculty to ensure all leadership competencies are met by class participants. Open to LFI members in good standing.
LFI TEAM ADVISOR
Assists assigned team of members of the LFI class in all aspects of planning for their program days. Supports, facilitates, and offers guidance to team. Attends team planning meetings and presentations to the LFI Program Committee, as well as the class day the team will be organizing. Open to LFI members in good standing.
ELI PROGRAM COMMITTEE
Provides direction and oversight of logistics and activity planning for Emerging Leader Institute?s class. The committee also determines topics of study for the class year and contacts prospective trainers and other speakers. The Team meets during the summer and monthly after the ELI program begins in September. Preference to ELI graduates.
ELI COACHING COMMITTEE
Provides direction and oversight of the ELI coaching program and helps match coaches with ELI class members. Meets during the summer and monthly after the ELI program begins in September. Open to all members in good standing.
ELI COMMUNITY SERVICE PROJECTS COMMITTEE
Solicits, reviews and selects applications for the community service projects, which will be offered to the ELI class for selection by ELI class teams. Members of the committee will step up as ELI Team Advisors to guide and support the class teams in project management, facilitate between nonprofit and team and liaise to the CSP committee reporting on progress, challenges and issues. The committee meets as needed during the summer and monthly after the ELI program begins (September). Open to all members in good standing.
LLP PROGRAM COMMITTEE
Manages and oversees the LLP class program. The committee works closely with Leadership Fairfax Director of Leadership Programs to plan the six class days including content, instruction, reserving speakers and developing activities. Preference given to LLP graduates.
HONORS COLLEGE CONNECTS STUDENT TEAM FACILITATOR
Helps facilitate and guide a GMU Honors College Student team as it takes on a 7-month community service project; helps develop project management and leadership skills, guides the team through the project planning and execution phase, facilitates between nonprofit and team, and liaises to Mason Honors College and Leadership Fairfax staff. Open to all members in good standing.
OUTREACH AND DEVELOPMENT COMMITTEES
This committee identifies viable candidates for each year?s LFI, ELI, and LLP class programs. Committee members reach out to corporations, small businesses and non-profits, and plan the year?s information sessions. Committee members also act as advocates in the community, through networking events, speaking engagements, and promoting Leadership Fairfax to organizations that best represent the diversity of the county. Open to ELI and LFI members in good standing.
The Development Committee is the outside fundraising arm for Leadership Fairfax and is responsible for sustaining and developing important relationships with current and prospective investor-partners through personal visits, and securing the additional financial resources to fund programs, class scholarships, and supporting all Leadership Fairfax events. Open to ELI and LFI members in good standing.
Provides oversight of the current year's budget, reviews financial statements, prepares the next fiscal year's budget, advises on current and long-term fiscal affairs, and develops and recommends financial policies and guidelines. Open to all members in good standing.
Marketing and Communications Committee
Work with Leadership Fairfax staff to create a marketing and communications calendar for the year, to include press releases, social media postings, e-newsletters, marketing collateral for programs and events, and website maintenance. Open to all members in good standing..
Alumni Engagement Committee
Plans creative and entertaining events for Leadership Fairfax members and alumni to network and continue learning throughout the year. Programs include the Alumni Reception, brown bag lunches, Speaker Series, happy hours, etc. Open to all members in good standing.
NVLA Awards Luncheon
Works with Leadership Fairfax staff to solicit for award nominations, participates on the selection committee, and helps plan and market the celebration of local leaders in our community through the Northern Virginia Leadership Awards. Event is held in November. Open to all graduates and guests.
Board of Supervisors Breakfast
Plans one of Leadership Fairfax's most popular events by working with the Board of Supervisors and Leadership Fairfax staff to develop the program, plan the event, and market it to members and supporters. Event is held in April. Open to all graduates and guests.