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Maine Development Foundation

Leadership Intensive

Leadership Intensive is an experience-based, skill development curriculum for managers and professionals of public, private and nonprofit organizations. The 14-day program spans 8 months from September to April. It includes an Outward Bound component in the beautiful Maine woods. The program also features a community project that implements learned tools and skills in a real issue facing our community.

A seasoned team of coaches, facilitators, and consultants provide training for:
• Collaborative leadership
• Problem solving techniques
• Complex change leadership

Graduates finish the program with new and highly relevant skills that advance their ability to effectively and significantly lead change in their organization and their communities. By increasing participants’ capacities as leaders and creating a network of skilled leaders, the Leadership Intensive strengthens our communities and the fabric of our region.

To apply, please fill out the two forms below. First open the Personal Reflections form, which is an MS Word document. When it is completed, save it on your computer and then open the Leadership Intensive Application. This is an on-line application and in it you will be asked to upload your Personal Reflections document. You will also be required to upload your resume. Once the application is complete you will submit it and then be brought to a payment page. There is a $50 application fee.

Personal Reflections
Leadership Intensive Application

Upcoming Events

Leadership in Action Breakfast

January 31st, 2018
A Vision of the Future of Leadership in Maine Mariners Church Banquet Center, 368 Fore Street, Portland, ME Hosted by: Lift360, Maine Development Foundation and Maine Association for Nonprofits Speakers: Marcia Sharp, Lift 360; Yellow Breen, MDF; Jennifer Hutchins, MANP Cost: $15 Read more...

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Leadership Intensive


Phone 207-622-6345

"Training and development is one of the most important methods of impacting employee engagement and retention. To those in an organization without a formal leadership development program, or those with management-level programs only, the Leadership Intensiveis a wonderful way to invest in your up-and-coming people at all levels, or to round out senior level skills.”Elizabeth Ross-Holmstrom Founder of BreakTogether


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