Leadership RFMA Class of 2019-2020
Leadership RFMA is a 12-month leadership program developed to
increase leadership capabilities and career potential. Leadership RFMA takes a selected number of RFMA members on a personal journey of discovery as they learn about themselves, learn about advanced leadership topics, and learn how to become the best leader that they can be.
Leadership RFMA: Program Timeline
Selected participants will begin the program in January and complete it in December and then be recognized at the following year’s annual conference.
November: Applications Received
December: Participants Selected
January: Program Launch
February: Classroom Session at RFMA Annual Conference
March - December: Online Collaboration and Web-Workshops
Following February: Graduation Recognition at Conference
Leadership RFMA: Program Elements
Program Themes and Topics
Each month the program will feature a leadership theme that the content will be built around. The theme will be used as the basis of topics that are explored on the Collaboration Portal and learned during the next live learning session.
Online Collaboration Portal
Participants will engage with each other throughout the year via an online learning-collaboration hub where they will discuss topics, review learning content and work on projects to apply the learning.
The program kicks-off each January with an introductory 2-hour web-workshop where participants will discover how the program will work and begin learning the core content.
Classroom Learning Experience
Participants take part in a full-day of classroom-based learning held in conjunction with the RFMA Annual Conference in March. The class will provide a deep-dive into the core leadership content and also serve to begin building the relationships between the participants. Teams will be formed that will continue to work together on projects throughout the year using the collaboration portal.
Participants will take a number of developmental assessments throughout the year to help them learn more about themselves and how they approach leadership. The assessments will serve to paint a picture of who they are and provide developmental paths to increase their leadership capabilities.
Web-workshops (1.5 hour) will be held every other month throughout the remainder of the year to build upon the learning. They will cover the important themes in leadership development to provide a well-rounded education of advanced content.
Each participant will have the opportunity to take advantage of a personal leadership coaching session where they will meet by phone with the program facilitator to discuss their leadership style and opportunities for developmental growth.
After completing the program, the participants will be recognized in a graduation ceremony at the following year’s Annual Conference.
Leadership RFMA: Class of 2019-2020
Applications for the next Leadership RFMA class will be accepted in November. Application will be submitted by an online form highlighting the member’s leadership background, career goals, and a recommendation/support letter from their manager.
Participants will be selected on the basis of merit, potential, and dedication to self-development. The cost of the program is $200 per accepted individual. This fee will cover all costs with the exception of the Annual Conference registration fee and related expenses. You must be registered for the conference to participate in the Sunday workshop that is part of this program.
You must be a current RFMA member in good standing to apply and participate in the Leadership RFMA program.