June 2015

Leadership Howard County nurturing emerging leaders for 30 years

The Baltimore Sun By Janene Holzberg         Thirty years after its founding, Leadership Howard County has sustained the Howard County Chamber of Commerce’s original vision by putting more than 1,150 “students” through their paces in Leadership Premier, the nonprofit organization's original 10-month course, and two other programs have been added. In 1985, Columbia had just turned 18 and was still evolving. After Columbia founder James Rouse brought his vision to Howard County in 1967, people drawn by the promises of racial inclusion and socio-economic diversity were continuing to move to the planned

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After 30 years, Leadership Howard County can take a bow [Editorial]

From the farms of the western county to the visionary suburb of Columbia to the quirky shops on Main Street in old Ellicott City, Howard County is a slice of Maryland of such diversity that it would seem to invite internal contradictions and become a breeding ground for misunderstandings and turf battles.

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Apply to Leadership Premier

Admission Criteria The mission of Leadership Howard County is to empower individuals to strengthen and transform the community. In monthly full-day sessions that include site visits and dialogues with key decision makers, participants learn how the county operates, gain insight into policy decisions, and how to access vital resources. The program emphasizes experiential learning, requiring participants to immerse themselves in community programs and to work in teams to study challenging issues and develop real-world solutions. Through these real world projects, and through the development of working relationships with members who share their interests, participants enhance their

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Leadership Howard County enlightens and empowers leaders through our programs to learn more about our community and to take an informed and active role in influencing and shaping the future of Howard County along with other leaders in business, government, education and nonprofits. Graduates of our Leadership Premier program for established professionals are found at every level of leadership in our community and are the individuals shaping policy and outstanding business practices and growth. More that 50 percent of the county’s nonprofit organizations have LHC graduates sitting on their boards and leading their organizations. You

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Leadership U

  LHC Open Letter to the Community Designed for students entering their junior year in high school, the Leadership U program empowers students to learn by doing. Students can expect to: Work in teams to discuss, reflect upon and develop solutions for problems that affect them and their peers in the community. Develop mentoring relationships with adult community leaders.  Learn about Howard County’s government, businesses, and services. Hone their presentation skills.  Click here for a Program Snapshot "Leadership U made an impact on many levels, more than just the surface. Of course, through a program

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Leadership Essentials

Leadership Essentials is a six-month leadership development program, offered through Loyola University Maryland’s Sellinger School of Business in collaboration with Leadership Howard County. The program runs from December through  June and is held at Loyola’s Graduate Center in Columbia. The program is targeted to  rising stars and future leaders under the age of 40 living or working in the region. Approximately 20-25 individuals will be selected to participate in the program. Designed to address the critical gap between the skills provided by formal education and the full development of seasoned professionals, Leadership Essentials offers a

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Community Impact Projects

APPLICATIONS  DUE JULY 2, 2015   Leadership Howard County supports two programs for adults: Leadership Premier for senior level business and community leaders and Leadership Essentials (in collaboration with Loyola University Maryland) for young professionals under 40.  An important component of both the Leadership Premier and Essentials programs is the community impact project. Program participants work together in teams with a host organization on a consultant basis, addressing an organizational challenge or strategic issue. A Community Impact Project (CIP) is identified by a host organization – typically a nonprofit organization or government entity. The host organization identifies

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Leadership Premier

The Goal: Leaders Ready to Serve Leadership Howard County presents an unequaled opportunity for leaders to see beyond their own work or personal environments to the broader interests of the community.  Through interactions with decision-makers and industry experts, they develop a working knowledge of our community across sectors and learn to appreciate the diverse perspectives of their classmates. The result—a dedicated network of leaders equipped to transform our community. Leadership Premier is LHC's signature program for senior-level business and community leaders. The Premier program is a 10-month, tuition-based program that begins in September with an

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  Howard County has been widely recognized as a highly desirable place to live, work and play.  However, as a vital link in the Baltimore-Washington region, we have unique challenges to maintaining a quality of life that continues to work for all. As we learn from communities throughout our region and nation, the future will depend on effective and informed leaders who seize opportunities and develop effective partnerships to address the complex issues that confront us. Leadership Howard County has risen to the challenge by creating an array of programs, each with a common purpose:

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Leadership Howard County Annual Awards

Each year Leadership Howard County honors individuals for outstanding dedication and commitment to serving our community.  These honorees exemplify the goals of Leadership at the highest level: using their skills and resources to make a positive impact on the community, and providing a lasting legacy for others to follow. The 2015 Leadership Awards will be presented at our Annual Award Dinner and Graduation on June 9, 2015. The Distinguished Alumni Award, sponsored by the Association of Leadership Professionals (ALP), recognizes one graduate who has made a significant and notable contribution for the betterment of our

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