EMERGING LEADERS

A dynamic, professional development program which provides rising leaders between 25-35 years of age with the skills and connections necessary for success.

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Overview

  • 9 monthly interactive sessions
  • Gain unique exposure to the issues and key players shaping Montgomery County
  • Hone critical professional skills such as public speaking, negotiation, conflict resolution, and relationship-building
  • Be paired with a mentor
  • Enhance your resume with participation in a well-respected organization 
  • Grow your professional network
Applications open January 2020

Want to refer someone? Receive updates about application availability? Email Ali.

Leadership Montgomery’s Emerging Leaders Program is focused on training the county’s leaders of tomorrow.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
  • Economic Development
  • Communication
  • Relationship Building
  • Leadership Fundamentals
  • Civic Engagement

Experiential learning components include visiting unique county locations and program opening and closing retreats.

This intensive experience is designed to inform, educate, and connect mid-level professionals who either live or work in Montgomery County, to the resources and expertise of other local leaders. Participants explore meaningful ways to strengthen their communities and add value to the organizations they represent, while advancing their professional goals.

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.

The 2019-2020 Emerging Leaders sessions occur once per month beginning September 6, 2019 and ending on May 8, 2020.

Applications for the 2021 class open January 2020.

  1. Applicants must be a rising leader within their organization or industry and either live or work in Montgomery County.
  2. Have the full support of the organization for whom the participant works.
  3. An online application must be completed and submitted.
  4. 2 reference letters must be submitted online with the completed application.

The full tuition cost is $2,850 and tuition assistance is available.

Interested candidates can apply online at www.leadershipmontgomerymd.org or contact Ali Levingston, Vice President, Leadership Programs, at 301.881.3333 or ali.levingston@leadermont.org

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