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Maine Development Foundation

Leadership Maine

Preparing statewide leaders to shape Maine’s changing economy

Maine Principals' Association and Unum logosLeadership Maine is a powerful, year-long experiential learning journey that expands leaders’ capacity to shape our state’s future. Through the program, leaders:

  • Explore our state’s diverse regions, assets, economies, issues, and people through direct interaction with Maine leaders and Maine places;
  • Develop important and lasting relationships with a diverse community of business, community, government and educational leaders; and
  • Uncover and build upon their personal leadership strengths.

The traditional Leadership Maine curriculum is designed for leaders from all sectors. Leadership Maine: Education Leaders Experience, founded in partnership with Unum and the Maine Principals’ Association, is designed for K-12 education leaders.

In the past two decades, over 830 leaders have graduated from the Leadership Maine program. Our alumni are leading the way in creating an economy driven by educated, healthy, innovative and engaged people.

Upcoming Events

Leadership Unplugged Fall 2014 - Session 3 with Kathie Leonard

December 15th, 2014
Leadership Unplugged is designed to be a series of conversations with Maine leaders around issues of economic importance. Read more...

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Leadership Maine


Phone 207-622-6345

“Leadership Maine offered a comprehensive overview of the many critical facets of the Maine economy, which provided me a greater depth of knowledge and helped me in becoming a more effective decision maker.”- Robin Zinchuk, Executive Director, Bethel Area Chamber of Commerce