CORE PROGRAM

Connecting Our Region’s Execs

LM’s flagship program is designed for experienced leaders across all sectors, who want to gain a deeper understanding of local issues, connect with other key decision-makers, and explore ways to collaboratively strengthen our community.

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Overview

  • Nine monthly interactive sessions
  • Executive-level conversations with key county decision makers and influencers (ex: School Superintendent, Police Chief, Fire Chief, business and nonprofit CEOs)
  • Q &A with members of Congress, County Council
  • Insider visits to leading companies and organizations
  • Immersive experiences (example: training simulation at the Public Service Training Academy)
  • Peer learning and networking
  • Case studies and demonstrations
  • Additional opportunities beyond session days, such as learning enhancement, group projects, and special engagement events
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The CORE (Connecting Our Regions Execs) Program is the premiere offering of Leadership Montgomery. Through this exclusive program, established executives from across the public, private and nonprofit sectors will expand their knowledge, influence and effectiveness as leaders and advocates for Montgomery County.

Once a month for nine months, participants engage in a hands-on learning curriculum that includes in-depth discussions about the challenges and opportunities facing Montgomery County.
The program provides participants with an unprecedented opportunity to dialog and engage with Montgomery County’s most seasoned leaders and decision-makers as they explore pressing issues and examine the significant trends that will shape the county in the future. Participants will also benefit from their fellow participants’ expert feedback and insights as they work together in Sounding Board consulting teams to address individual and organizational challenges.
In addition, the program offers exclusive opportunities beyond session days, such as learning enhancements, group projects, and special engagement events.

While there is no “one-size-fits-all” approach to program acceptance, participants typically possess the following:

  • Years of professional experience: 10 years +
  • Job Title(s): C-Suite, VP, Managing/Executive Director, Partner, Owner, Chief/Assistant Chief, Superintendent/Associate Superintendent.
  • Organizational responsibilities: Decision-making, personnel, and budgetary oversight for departments/ divisions.

Participants leave the program as part of an alumni network of more than 2,500 leaders who are better informed of county history and present- day realities. They also emerge better connected to the people, organizations, and service opportunities that can collectively move Montgomery County forward.

Organizations supportive of their staff member’s participation can gain additional visibility and recognition as being committed to the improvement of  Montgomery County as well as engaged employees with access to a network that can assist in helping businesses thrive.

The CORE Program occurs monthly from September to May of each year, with two-day retreats in September and May. Each session day typically runs from 9:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m.   Session dates for the Class of 2024 are:

  • • Thursday-Friday, Sept. 21-22, 2023*
    • Wednesday, Oct. 18, 2023
    • Wednesday, Nov. 15, 2023
    • Wednesday, Dec. 13, 2023
    • Wednesday, Jan. 17, 2024
    • Wednesday, Feb. 21, 2024
    • Wednesday, Mar. 20, 2024
    • Wednesday, Apr. 17, 2024
    • Thursday- Friday, May 23-24, 2024*

Applicants MUST:

  1. Currently serve in a senior executive role in the public, private, or nonprofit sector
  2. Either live or work in Montgomery County, MD
  3. Have the full support AND expressed permission to apply from the organization for whom the participant works
  4. Complete and submit an application for the CORE Program AND
  5. Submit two (2) letters of recommendation

The full tuition cost is $5,900. Tuition assistance is available through an application process and is subject to available funds. Applicants must submit tuition assistance requests before or on the program application due date.

Interested candidates can apply online via the button above or contact us at 301.881.3333 or rick.henry@leadermont.org

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