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A dynamic program that provides mid-level professionals with the critical tools and connections essential for success.

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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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A program designed for people 55+ who are mid/late career, retired/semi-retired, or career transitioning professionals and wish to learn more about county issues and community involvement.

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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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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. 

The full tuition cost is $5,600 and tuition assistance is available. Tuition covers all costs including food, retreats and member benefits & events during the program year.

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The full tuition cost for a single participant is $950 and tuition assistance is available.

Spouses/significant others are encouraged to apply and participate together; the full, discounted cost for both participants is $1,800.

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

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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 

Session Dates

September 23-24 2021
October 20, 2021

November 10, 2021
December 8, 2021

January 12, 2022
February 9, 2022
March 16, 2022
April 6, 2022
May 19 & 20, 2022

Session Dates

September 17, 2021
October 15, 2021
November 5, 2021
December 3, 2021

January 7, 2022
February 4, 2022
March 11, 2022
April 1, 2022
May 13, 2022

Session Dates

September 29, 2021
October 27, 2021
November 17, 2021
December 15, 2021

January 26, 2022
February 23, 2022
March 23, 2022
April 27, 2022

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, 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

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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