VMA's Maritime Leadership Certification Program (MLCP) provides professionals with a comprehensive understanding of the maritime industry, a network of key industry stakeholders, and critical leadership skills.
The program is designed to be completed in one year with classes of 25 participants and encourages all VMA members to apply.
MLCP leaders will participate monthly in special programs, tours, and socials, providing them with exposure to all facets of the maritime industry and the opportunity to build a professional network.
They will acquire additional access to expert industry leaders and opportunities to gain critical leadership skills.
The Maritime Leadership Certificate Program was designed while keeping the Young Maritime Professionals program in mind, providing both groups with exposure to various segments of the maritime supply chain industries. However, the Young Maritime Professionals program focuses on providing a basic level of industry exposure to those under 40, whereas the MLCP is without any age restrictions, drawing in members seeking a more comprehensive and in-depth understanding of the industry as well as honing skills required for advancing leadership.
Please use the online application process found here:
The following is required to apply to the MLCP program:
- A completed application on Google form
- Your resume
- Two letters of recommendation
- Deadline: November 30, 2023
If you are unable to access the Google form, please EMAIL for an alternative format.
Being a leader among professionals within the maritime supply chain industries requires insight that goes beyond your desk, your company, and even your industry sector. These MLCP graduates take away unforgettable memories, a deeper understanding of the maritime and supply chain industries, new leadership skills, and a lasting network of colleagues and friends.
VMA's one-year MLCP program provides a broader understanding of the myriad aspects of the maritime and logistics industry in our state and its global impact and further expands the leadership capabilities of present day and emerging leaders in the industry.
Meet the Class of 2023!