Lifetime Leaders Program


We are committed to the health and safety of all participants and community partners, and are planning our classes accordingly. Our Fall Programs will be conducted virtually. Participants will receive additional information prior to the start of courses. 

The Lifetime Leaders Program (LLP) is designed for retiring or newly retired individuals who seek to share their wealth of experience and leadership in a significant capacity within their communities. Leadership Fairfax faculty and leadership coaches help participants develop a vision for the next chapter in their lives. They identify the skills and experiences that are most meaningful to each person, while looking outward to the Fairfax County community for opportunities for civic awareness, community engagement, and volunteer connections. Next Classes will begin in the Spring of 2021. 

Due to the Corona Virus, the Fall 2020 Classes have been postponed until the spring.
New Class Dates Available Soon

The Lifetime Leadership Program provided me with direct exposure to key contacts and broadened my knowledge of ways to think about and use my time and talents in the Fairfax County community. Actively engaging with other retired leaders expanded my thinking and continues to enrich my decisions.                          - Janice Sutera Wolfe, LLP ’12

    GoalS of the Lifetime Leaders Program

    To recognize and enable your unique lifetime leadership potential in the greater Fairfax County community. As a cohort we will:

    • Explore the concept of Lifetime Leadership
    • Understand the nature of Fairfax County Government and community collaborations
    • Define passion and purpose for community service and volunteering
    • Identify opportunities for civic engagement
    • Establish a personal network of community-minded colleagues
    • Join a network of more than 2,000 Leadership Fairfax program graduates, from business, government, and nonprofit sectors

    Who Should Apply?

    The Lifetime Leaders Program is for those who have a lifetime of accumulated skills and leadership, and seek to share their wealth of experience to improve their communities and their lives.

    Program Commitment

    During the two-month program, class members will meet at a variety of venues in Fairfax County for a total of six sessions. Outside speakers, site visits and tours, and hands-on exercises allow for active engagement on class days.


    Applicants must meet all of the following criteria:

    • have a demonstrable connection to Fairfax County
    • show evidence of leadership in the workplace and/or in the community
    • be willing to commit the required time to the Lifetime Leaders Program
    • be committed to utilizing leadership skills and knowledge for the long-term benefit of the community
    • attend the six program days


    Tuition for the Lifetime Leaders Program is $500. If accepted and enrolled into the program, you will be obligated for the full tuition fee of $500 payable by the start of the program. Tuition covers all program costs plus:

    • Complimentary invitation to the annual alumni reception
    • Member pricing on Leadership Fairfax events including the NVLA luncheon and Board of Supervisors Breakfast
    • Access to the Leadership Fairfax Alumni Directory that lists the over 2,000 alums who hold high level positions in their organizations and on boards of nonprofit and community organizations.

    Tuition assistance

    We offer limited tuition assistance, based on demonstrated financial need. If you indicate on your application that assistance is requested, you will receive an email link to that application. Tuition assistance requests are evaluated separately and are not a factor in the selection process.

    As an LLP Alum

    Leadership Fairfax is a membership organization and a 501c3 nonprofit. Following your class year, as a graduate of the LLP Program of Leadership Fairfax, you will join a cadre of over 2,000 remarkable, accomplished fellow alumni. Each year you will be invited to join with them for updates on community leadership issues, community projects, networking and social activities.

    LFI, ELI and LLP Alumni are Community Trustees for Fairfax County – we give you the county knowledge and background, and set the stage for what you will do with that once you’ve graduated from the program. Your knowledge, skills and experience will benefit the county, in whatever way you choose.

    For additional details about the Lifetime Leaders Program, please call our office directly at (703) 752-7555 or email us at




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