John T. Gorman Foundation Announces Leadership Development Program

Sunday, June 1, 2014

Designed for nonprofit and public sector professionals who are working in fields related to the Foundation’s four priorities, the Fellowship aims to help participants become more results-focused and enable them to build the vision, confidence and competence required to advance change and improve the lives of vulnerable people in Maine. The four priority areas are: improving educational achievement for young children, promoting successful adult transition for vulnerable older youth, helping struggling parents to support their families and enabling more low-income seniors to age in place.

Through a series of six two-day seminars starting in March 2015, we hope to convene up to 12 Fellows from across the state to reflect on their current leadership styles and explore new skills and ideas. Discussions, exercises, and practice around results-based leadership competencies will be woven into both group work and individual activities. The Foundation expects that participants will apply these skills in their current positions and, ultimately, on a broader scale within their own organizations, systems, and communities. A key element of the program will be exposing Fellows to innovative programs and policies nationally.

A brief description of the Fellowship, applicants’ eligibility, the application and other information can be found at: The application deadline is September 19.

If you know anyone who would be a good candidate for the program, we’d sincerely appreciate your forwarding the information to them.  You can also nominate candidates by filling out the attached form by August 1, which can also be found at

If you have any questions or need additional information, please contact Lauralee Raymond at or 207.518.6784.