When we decided to build a leadership program for Southern Maryland, we wanted the program designed around the up and coming leaders located in the area. This effort resulted in a program that is dedicated to building a cadre of informed regional leaders, prepared to address common issues and bring long-term benefit to their neighbors and communities.
LSM is a nine-month, tuition-based program (nine sessions with a break in December) to develop leaders from the Southern Maryland area for regional collaboration by:
- Nurturing trusteeship among community leaders for the benefit of the Southern Maryland region
- Increasing understanding and awareness of regional opportunities and threats
- Developing and strengthening networks of decision makers to encourage cooperation and make informed choices
- Leading candidates through a series of classes and hands-on experiences that highlight local and regional issues
While absorbing the local “flavor” in each of three counties, participants will have the opportunity to broaden their perspectives on a number of the most significant issues challenging our region.
Each class will reflect a cross-section of the region to include diversity of geographic location, profession, ethnicity, age and gender. Participants will be mid- to upper-tier leaders who have demonstrated aptitude and ability to become senior-level leaders, as well as senior-level leaders new to the area and who exemplify a sincere concern and commitment to help shape the future of Southern Maryland.
LSM uses an electronic application process and we encourage you to visit the application section for more information.