Emerging Leaders is a dynamic program that provides mid-level professionals with the critical tools and connections essential for success. This interactive experience is designed to inform, educate, and connect developing leaders.
Once-per-month for nine months, participants engage in a blend of professional development and an exploration of county issues to help prepare them as well-rounded leaders. The curriculum includes hands-on learning, in-depth discussions and mentoring.
Subject matter areas for the program include:
Montgomery County 101
Experiential learning components include: visits to unique county locations; on-camera media training; personalized mentor assignments; round-table discussions on economic development, real estate, transportation and other issues; active sessions that promote team-building; and program opening and closing retreats.
Mid-level professionals who either live or work in Montgomery County and are rising within the public, private, or nonprofit sectors. Typically, these professionals have at least 3 years of work experience in their field, are looking to enhance their abilities through professional development and plan a progressive career path toward higher positions of leadership.
Graduates leave the program as part of an exclusive alumni network of more than 2,500 emerging and established 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.
Our Graduates can expect to:
Learn from a mentor
Enhance their resume
Build their professional network
Sharpen their skills in negotiation, relationship building, public speaking and conflict resolution
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.
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.