Arlington, VA

Leadership Arlington, a nonprofit organization devoted to community-oriented leadership training, is seeking “rising stars” to join its Young Professionals Program. The application deadline is August 1.

The organization issued the following press release this morning.

Leadership Arlington is seeking rising stars with potential to apply for its Young Professionals Program. Do you know of a promising up-and-comer within your company?

This selective program provides affordable leadership skills training to your brightest employees in an interactive and experiential setting. Meeting twice monthly from September until January, the sessions focus on philanthropy, civic engagement, and leadership skills development.

“I really enjoyed the Leadership Arlington Young Professionals program. It helped me expand my horizons and grow as a person and member of my community,” said James Bierbower, E Group, Inc.

Benefits to local organizations include employee loyalty, retention, and workforce stability. As a program of the Leadership Arlington, participants have opportunities to connect with over 700 members in 500 organizations in the area. Additionally, members of the inaugural Class of 2011 expressed a renewed appreciation for Arlington, and the intention to plant roots in the community.

“I learned how to be a more active citizen in the Arlington Community by giving my time and talent to the community to make Arlington a better place for the people who live here,” said Brandon Jenkins, Marymount University.

Application deadline is August 1, 2011. Contact Liz Nohra, Chief Operating Officer, [email protected] to receive additional information. Please visit Leadership Arlington’s website at www.leadershiparlington.org to apply. Limited scholarships are available.

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