Leadership Howard County has been one of the best things I have ever done for myself both personally and professionally. Before participating, I rarely attended outside events and functions, but Leadership changed all of that for me. Now I look forwarding to attending these events because I know many people from my Leadership class and others who have become such good friends and business associates. It was an eye-opener for me to learn just how the public and private sector work together in Howard County and has made me even more determined that Turf Valley will continue to be a strong community partner.
The Leadership Howard County alumni network is a remarkable resource of colleagues who share a common interest in community engagement. They are at the forefront of many of the current discussions in Howard County on growth and development, human services, economic impact, and more.
Alumni have the opportunity to stay connected through informative quarterly programs and events, an annual issues forum and our annual Big Event. Many also take part in activities with other community leadership groups in our region, and several are graduates of Leadership Maryland.
Classes also stay connected by taking on community service projects. Many find fulfilling ways to put their leadership into action, while maintaining friendships and professional associations gained through LHC.
Alumni also give generously to the many committees and programs that keep Leadership Howard County a vibrant and dynamic organization.
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The Class of 2013 has formed their Core Learning Teams, and has started work on the their Community Impact Projects. Jim Johns, Director of Administration and Finance at Johns Hopkins University, is the class rep to the LHC Board of Directors. Click here to read his overview of the first three months.
Leadership alumni have the opportunity to take part in the learning enhancements of the current class if there are vacancies. Please note you must be a current dues paid member to participate.
Contact Karen Bryant at email@example.com to reserve a space if you are interested in the following opportunities:
Thursday, March 7 Tai Sophia Institute: now known as MD Univ. of Integrated Health 4 – 5:30 p.m. – 10 spots open
Panel Discussion – learn about all the exciting changes going on with their new accreditation as a University; have interactive chats with program heads or core faculty from acupuncture, herbal medicine, health and wellness coaching, transformative leadership and social change, and integrative health sciences; tour the facility. RSVP to firstname.lastname@example.org
Friday, March 15 HCPSS/HCCC Passport to the Future High School interviews 8 am – 12 noon
Through the Passport to the Future partnership, the Howard County Chamber of Commerce and HCPSS share the commitment and responsibility for developing workforce-ready students who plan to pursue a career immediately after high school. Students earning Passport to the Future certification have mastered the skills necessary to be successful in work and career related experiences. One of the final requirements of the Passport program is successfully completing an “employment-like” interview. In addition to the Chamber volunteers, the HCPSS seeks local business leaders to interview Passport students. Contact to learn more and or volunteer: Career Research & Development, Stephanie Discepolo, 410 313 7493, email@example.com
Saturday, March 16 HCPSS County Wide History Day Judging opportunity 8 am – 3 pm
The HCPSS annual History Day competition promotes the study of history while providing students a forum to compete for excellence in one of several categories: documentary, performance, exhibit, web page, and historical paper. Business and community members judge the competition by reviewing and evaluating student work based on criteria set by the national History Day Commission. Judging assignments will be mailed to participants with instructions and other details approximately one week prior to the competition. Takes place at Reservoir High School. Contact to learn more and or volunteer: Secondary Social Studies, Kelly Reichardt, 410 313 6622, firstname.lastname@example.org
April 23 Merriweather Post Pavilion, 2 pm
A behind the scenes tour of the pavilion with General Manager Jean Parker, including a discussion of its history and impact on our local economy.