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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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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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Senior Leadership Montgomery is designed for people who are transitioning from full-time employment and helps participants answer the question “What’s next?”

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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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next available cohort: fall 2022

Designed to connect businesses and professionals to structured volunteer and community engagement opportunities in Montgomery County.

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When you join Leadership Montgomery, you become part of an engaged network of leaders who are helping Montgomery County thrive.

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Fees and Tuition
Session Dates
Refer a Friend
Notable Graduates
FAQ

Application Fees and Tuition

Experiential Learning program applications now open.

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

Application fee:
First time applicants: $150
Previous applicants: $50

Program Tuition:
$5.900

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

Program Tuition:
$950

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

Program Tuition:
$2,900

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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Costs are based on the level of participation. Individual participation is as little as $200. Businesses are invited to select from Leadership Partnership levels beginning at $750 to take advantage of offerings that meet their community engagement goals. Several of our offerings are also available on a fee-for-service basis. Please contact our office for more information.

Session Dates

CORE

EMERGING LEADERS

SENIOR LEADERSHIP MONTGOMERY

REAL INCLUSION 

Upcoming Sessions

May 19 & 20, 2022

2022-2023
Session Dates

September 22 – 23, 2022
October 19, 2022
November 16, 2022
December 14, 2022

January 11, 2023
February 15, 2023
March 15, 2023
April 12, 2023
May 18 – 19, 2023

Upcoming Sessions

May 13, 2022

2022-2023
Session Dates

October 20, 2022
November 17, 2022
(no Dec. session)

January 12, 2023
February 16, 2023
March 16, 2023
April 13, 2023
May 11, 2023

Upcoming Sessions

April 27, 2022

2022-2023
Session Dates

September 14, 2022
October 18, 2022
November 15, 2022
December 13, 2022

January 10, 2023
February 14, 2023
March 14, 2023
April 11, 2023

Session Dates

January 20-21, 2022
February 17, 2022
March 10, 2022
April 28, 2022
May 18, 2022
June 2, 2022
July 13, 2022
August 11, 2022
September 14, 2022

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Notable Graduates

  • 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, Senior Vice President Corporate Relations, Howard University
  • Carla Reid, GM & CEO, Washington Suburban Sanitary Commission (WSSC)
  • Angela Franco, President & CEO, DC Chamber of Commerce
  • Tom Murphy, Former President, EagleBank
  • Josh Carin, Earth Friendly Hospitality, LLC
  • 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.
  • Lee Barnes, CEO, Barwood Taxi
  • Hercules “Herc” Pinkney, President Emeritus, Montgomery College
  • Christopher Bruch, President & CEO, Donohoe Companies
  • Bobbi Shulman, Artist
  • Scott Goldstein, Fire Chief, Montgomery County Fire and Rescue Service
  • Rose Li, President & CEO, Rose Li and Associates, Inc.
  • Current County Council:  Nancy Navarro, Craig Rice, Hans Riemer, Gabe Albernoz, Evan Glass, Andrew Friedson
  • Current Maryland Senate: Cheryl Kagan, Will Smith Jr.
  • Current Maryland State Delegates: Charlotte Crutchfield, David Fraser-Hidalgo, Anne Kaiser, Ariana Kelly, Marc Korman, Lily Qi, Jheanelle Wilkins
  • Current Board of Education: Judith Docca, Shebra Evans, Karla Silvistre, Rebecca Smondrowski, Brenda Wolff
  • Other Current Elected Officials: Beryl Feinberg; Councilmember, City of Rockville, Jeffrey Slavin; Mayor, Town of Somerset, Laurie-Anne Sayles, Councilmember, City of Gaithersburg; Neil Harris, Council Vice President, City of Gaithersburg

FAQ

Leadership Montgomery is advancing Montgomery County through a network of more than 2,500 public, private and nonprofit leaders who share a commitment to making meaningful changes for a thriving community.

In existence for more than 30 years, LM educates, inspires, convenes and connects leaders through programs supported by a hands-on learning curriculum and service-based programs. Our graduates emerge better connected to people, organizations, and volunteer opportunities through improved understanding, services and relationships.

Currently, LM offers five programs; three experiential leadership programs and two community development programs that uniquely connect and engage leaders across all sectors and career stages.

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 towards creating a thriving Montgomery County through a network of engaged leaders. We welcome anyone who has a desire to see our county succeed.

However, in order to participate in one of our 3 experiential leadership programs (CORE, Emerging Leaders or Senior Leadership Montgomery) all applicants must:

  • Either live or work in Montgomery County.
  • Be willing to commit the required time to the program.
  • Have the support of their sponsoring organization.
  • Demonstrate a commitment to strengthening our community.

Additional prerequisites may be required depending on 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 stronger county and have served on over one thousand boards, committees and commissions across in the county and region. Additionally, previous program participants have the option to continue engagement through an LM membership and enjoy offerings, trainings, events and benefits available only to them. They can also take advantage of another LM program and encourage their networks to become involved through one of our programs.

Previous program participants can remain involved through membership. LM hosts an average of 30 unique events per year including educational, political, volunteer, behind-the-scene and networking events that are exclusively for members. Membership also includes access to the LM Participant Directory, opportunities to showcase member businesses and limitless opportunities for personal and professional growth.

In addition, continued involvement can include participation in another LM program or serving as a speaker, facilitator or mentor for LM programs.

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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