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Maine Development Foundation

Empowering. Strengthening. Guiding.

The Maine Development Foundation (MDF) drives sustainable, long-term economic growth for Maine. MDF stimulates new ideas, develops leaders, and provides common ground for solving problems and advancing issues.


An Elegant Evening Celebrating 25 Years of Leadership Development in Maine

Calling all ICL Leadership Intensive and Leadership Maine Alumni, sponsors, current and former Board Members, partner organizations and your invited guests! Join MDF on Thursday, June 28, from 5:30 p.m. - 8:30 p.m. at the Stone Barn on Sebago Lake for an elegant evening to celebrate 25 years of Leadership Development in Maine. Connect with the powerful 1,800+ network of alumni from both Leadership Maine and ICL Leadership Intensive. We will honor key contributors to both programs and forge new bonds across programs. RSVP here.


Maine Downtown Center
workshops at Build Maine


Thursday, June 14
Lewiston Public Library, 200 Lisbon Street
9:00 – 4:30 PM

 

  • Retail in the Internet Age with Harvard lecturer and national retail consultant Bob Gibbs;

    Landing Impactful Public Art with Anne Marie Purkey Levine of AMPL Art Consulting and Maine’s Percent for Art manager Julie Horn;

    Creating Value in Unloved Spaces with North Shore (MA) Community Development Coalition and Sustainable Nation author Doug Farr.

Plus, come for the Build Maine plenary program on Friday, June 15!
Tickets here.


 

You Are a Leader ... But Are You Up For the Challenge? Apply for Our Leadership Maine and ICL Leadership Intensive Today!

At Maine Development Foundation, we believe that if you bring together Maine leaders, equip them with leadership skills, immerse them in the Maine economy, excite them about the future and empower them to take action – they will move mountains. Our Leadership programs do just that. 2018 is a special year. We are celebrating the 25th Anniversary Year of both Leadership Maine and ICL Leadership Intensive programs bringing diverse groups of proven professionals together for powerful learning experiences and development.

Applications are now being accepted for Leadership Maine and the ICL Leadership Intensive.


Revive Civility in Maine

MDF is partnering with the National Institute for Civil Discourse to launch Revive Civility in Maine. Learn more about the initiative here. Join us in making Maine even better at having the critical conversations that will move us forward economically, build community and strengthen leaders.

Read the press release: NICD Launches in Maine.


 
 
  What is MaineSpark?
 

MaineSpark is a 10-year commitment from Maine’s most influential education and business leaders to work together to ensure that Maine’s workforce is productive and competitive.

MaineSpark organizations connect people with the education, training, jobs, programs and resources needed to thrive in Maine’s robust and changing economy. MaineSpark is powered by a coalition of organizations—schools and universities, nonprofits and foundations, government agencies and businesses—with a common goal: by 2025, 60% of Mainers will hold education and workforce credentials that position Maine and its families for success. Learn more here. Click here to go to the MaineSpark website.

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An Elegant Evening Celebrating 25 Years of Leadership Development in Maine
June 28, 2018
We invite all ICL Leadership Intensive and Leadership Maine Alumni, sponsors, current and former Board Members, partner organizations and your invited guests to join for an elegant evening to celebrate 25 years of Leadership Development in Maine. Connect with the powerful 1,800 network of alumni from both Leadership Maine and ICL Leadership Intensive. We will honor key contributors to both programs and forge new bonds across programs.