Founded in 1987 by the Fairfax County Chamber of Commerce, Leadership Fairfax (LFI) is a nonprofit organization whose goal is to build a base of understanding about our community, educate and inform and to ultimately engage individuals to become agents of positive change in Fairfax County and the Northern Virginia region. LFI sponsors two community leadership programs: The LFI Program and The Emerging Leaders Institute (ELI). Graduates of the programs are leaders in the business, government and nonprofit sectors of Northern Virginia. Starting in the fall of 2012, Leadership Fairfax in partnership with Volunteer Fairfax and supported by George Mason University and the Positive Aging Coalition, will offer a third program, the Lifetime Leadership Program (LLP) for individuals who are recently retired or are getting ready to retire.
What does Leadership Fairfax do?
Leadership Fairfax trains successful leaders to use their skills and influence to improve our community. Based on an experiential model, each class member learns about community needs and how to address problems and seek solutions. Our alumni have logged over 300,000 volunteer community service hours serving nonprofits and Fairfax County advisory boards and commissions, providing direct resource development and program services, and becoming elected officials.