Welcome to the Virginia Management Fellows’ weekly blog, or “Fellows Friday” as we like to call it!

The intent of the Virginia Management Fellows program is to strengthen the succession planning bench for leadership and management roles in all branches of state government. Over the course of two years, our cohort of eleven fellows will complete three eight-month rotations in three different state agencies.

This blog is a space for us to share our broad range of experiences in public service. As Virginia Management Fellows, we are to learn about and contribute to the work of several different state agencies. This unique opportunity allows us to gain insights on how Virginia’s public servants are working to improve the quality of life in our Commonwealth. These improvements may range from working directly with citizens, to helping Virginia’s government run more efficiently.

Each fellow brings their own perspective to the program, and the topics we choose for our blog posts will blend our current work with our diverse educational and experiential backgrounds. Every week, one of the fellows will author a blog post with a topic of their choosing.

We hope you will continue to check in with us weekly for Fellows Friday!

Until next time,

The Virginia Management Fellows