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CORE 

The CORE (Connecting Our Regions Execs) Program is the premier 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.

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EMERGING LEADERS

Emerging Leaders is a dynamic program designed for professionals looking to develop and grow their leadership capabilities, enhance their knowledge of Montgomery County, and build their network.

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ENCORE 

The Encore program (formerly Senior Leadership Montgomery) is for those recently retired or soon-to-be-retired from full-time employment. This program will help participants discover their post-professional leadership purpose.

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REAL INCLUSION

This program is designed to provide organizations the awareness, skills and structures needed to identify and implement practices that lead to racially equitable outcomes.

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Leadership Montgomery connects and prepares leaders to build thriving and inclusive workplaces and communities.

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Fees and Tuition
Session Dates
Refer a Friend
Notable Alumni
FAQ

Application Fees and Tuition

Leadership program application information

LM may be able to provide tuition assistance. Please contact our office for more information. 

Application fee:
First-time applicants: $75
Previous applicants: $25

Program Tuition:
$3,200

Application fee:
First-time applicants: $200
Previous applicants: $75

Program Tuition:
$6,500

(formerly Senior Leadership Montgomery)

Application fee:
First-time applicants: $65
Previous applicants: $25

Program Tuition:
$950

The full tuition cost is $2,900. Tuition covers all costs including food, facilitators and course materials during the program year.

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Session Dates

CORE

EMERGING LEADERS

ENCORE

REAL INCLUSION 

2023-2024
Session Dates

Feb. 21, 2024
Mar. 20, 2024

Apr. 17, 202
May 23-24, 2024*

2024-2025
Session Dates

September 19-20*
October 10
November 20- Joint Session
December 12
January 9, 2025
February 13, 2025
March 13, 2025
April 10, 2025
May 8-9, 2025*

2023-2024
Session Dates

Mar. 20, 2024
Apr. 18, 2024
May 16, 2024

2024-2025
Session Dates

Saeptember 10
October 8
November 20- Joint Session 
December 10 – Mentor Mixer
January 14, 2025

March 11, 2025
April 8, 2025
May 13, 2025

2023-2024
Session Dates

March 20, 2024*
May 10, 2024

2024-2025
Session Dates

LM Led Sessions

September 25
November 20- Joint Session
January 22, 2025

March 19, 2025
May 21, 2025

Self-Guided Sessions

October 16
December 18
February 19, 202
April 16, 2025

Cohort 6
Session Dates

February 8, 2024
March 14, 2024
April 11, 2024
May 9, 2024
June 13, 2024

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Notable Alumni

  • Marcus Jones, Chief, Montgomery County Department of Police
  • Dr. DeRionne Pollard, Former President, Montgomery College
  • Georgette “Gigi” Godwin, President & CEO, Montgomery County Chamber of Commerce
  • Bob Youngentob, President & Co-Founder, EYA, LLC
  • Bruce Lee, President, LDG, Inc.
  • Jane Fairweather, President, Jane Fairweather Team, Long & Foster Real Estate
  • Eddie Snyder, Chairman, Snyder Cohn, P.C.
  • Josh Starr, Former Superintendent, Montgomery County Public Schools; CEO, PDK International
  • Debbi Jarvis, VP and Chief Communications Officer, AltaGas Ltd.
  • Dr. Monifa McKnight, Superintendent, Montgomery County Public Schools
  • Angela Franco, President & CEO, DC Chamber of Commerce
  • Tom Murphy, Former President, EagleBank
  • Dr. Jermaine Williams, President, Montgomery College
  • Louis Damiano, President, Holy Cross Hospital
  • Rob Green, Secretary of Public Safety & Correctional Services, State of Maryland
  • Avi Halpert, Vice President, Corporate Real Estate, United Therapeutics Corporation
  • Father John Enzler, President & CEO, Catholic Charities of the Archdiocese of Washington
  • Jim Sweet, President, Smokey Glen Farm Barbequers, Inc.
  • Dr. Anne Khademian, Executive Director, The Universities at Shady Grove
  • Lee Barnes, CEO, Barwood Taxi
  • Hercules “Herc” Pinkney, President Emeritus, Montgomery College
  • Christopher Bruch, President & CEO, Donohoe Companies
  • Bobbi Shulman, Artist
  • Scott Goldstein, Retired Fire Chief, Montgomery County Fire and Rescue Service
  • Rose Li, President & CEO, Rose Li and Associates, Inc.
  • Current County Council:  Gabe Albernoz, Marilyn Balcombe, Natali Fani-Gonzalaz, Evan Glass, Andrew Friedson, Kate Stewart, Laurie-Anne Sayles,
  • Current Maryland Senate: Cheryl Kagan, Will Smith Jr.
  • Current Maryland State Delegates: Charlotte Crutchfield, David Fraser-Hidalgo, Anne Kaiser, Aaron Kaufman, Ariana Kelly, Marc Korman, Lily Qi, Jheanelle Wilkins,
  • Current Board of Education: Shebra Evans, Grace Rivera-Oven, Karla Silvistre, Rebecca Smondrowski, Brenda Wolff, Julie Yang
  • Other Current Elected Officials: David Myles ; Councilmember, City of Rockville, Jeffrey Slavin; Mayor, Town of Somerset, Neil Harris, Yamil Hernández, and Robert T. Wu Council Vice President, City of Gaithersburg

FAQ

Leadership Montgomery (LM) is an award-winning organization that supports public, private, and nonprofit leaders in Montgomery County, MD, and beyond. Connecting the community for over thirty years, LM is committed to unlocking the potential of cross-sector leaders in understanding and addressing complex issues in our region. Through curriculum-based leadership programs, meaningful alumni engagement, and impactful corporate activation, LM mobilizes leaders to build thriving and inclusive workplaces and communities.

By participating in one of our programs, you will join a network of passionate leaders who contribute considerable time, talent and energy to the betterment of our community.  In addition, you will become more aware of the social and economic issues in Montgomery County, and develop a greater appreciation for all the county has to offer.

Our programs are specifically geared toward connecting and preparing leaders to build thriving and inclusive workplaces and communities. We welcome anyone who has the desire to see our county succeed.

In order to participate in one of our leadership programs (CORE, Emerging Leaders, Encore, or REAL Inclusion, all applicants must:

  • Be willing to commit the required time to the program.
  • Have the support and expressed permission of their sponsoring organization.
  • Demonstrate a commitment to strengthening our community.

Additional prerequisites are required, depending on the program. For more information, please visit a specific program’s page.

Once an LM program is complete, participants utilize their LM experience to build a more vital county and have served on over one thousand boards, committees, and commissions across the county and region. Additionally, alumni have the option to continue engagement to continue receiving offerings, training, convenings, and resources to support their leadership goals. They can also take advantage of another LM program and encourage their networks to become involved through one of our programs.

Alumni can remain involved through alumni engagement opportunities exclusively available to them. LM provides various engagement perks designed to support leaders on their journey. From connection opportunities like the Alumni Directory to convening opportunities like Homecoming and Leadership Solves events to community engagement opportunities like mentorship and board service, Alumni have access to the critical resources needed for maximum leadership impact.

Leadership Montgomery is funded through tuition, membership dues, event registrations, and contributions. The leadership programs’ tuition covers less than half of the operating budget and we remain grateful to the individuals, businesses, and organizations that provide financial and in-kind support.

Leadership Montgomery offers a variety of ways to get involved:

Leadership Montgomery maintains a collaborative relationship with area community leadership programs and is a member of the Association of Leadership Programs.

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