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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 will learn about how the county operates and get to know firsthand those decision-makers guiding our future. There is no other place in a relatively short period of time to access this knowledge in Howard County and be able to claim a highly respected place at the table of community organizations with other recognized leaders.

Leadership Premier

Leadership Premier is the flagship program for seasoned professionals. This 10-month hands-on program will immerse participants in all aspects of the county.

Leadership Essentials

Leadership Essentials is a 6-month program for younger professionals and the emerging leaders of tomorrow. It is offered in collaboration with Loyola University Maryland Sellinger School of Business and Management.

Leadership U

Leadership U is a 4-month program focused on preparing the next generation of leaders. The program is offered to rising high school students in public and private schools throughout Howard County.

Leadership Alumni Programs

The real application of Leadership Howard County activity begins as a graduate of one of the LHC programs and engagement in the rich agenda of continuing programs. General membership events present opportunities to hear outstanding speakers on leadership-relate topics, participate in the discussion of critical issues facing the county, network and connect with other LHC graduates and county leaders, participate in service projects, serve on a committee and just have fun. These Alumni Programs will strength your network and circle of influence, as well as add to your knowledge base and business acuity.