Leadership Howard County supports two adult programs: Leadership Premier for senior-level business and community leaders and Leadership Essentials (in collaboration with Loyola University Maryland) for emerging leaders.

An important component of both the Leadership Premier and Essentials programs is the Community Impact Project (CIP). Program participants work together in teams with a host organization for a limited amount of time, addressing an organizational challenge or strategic issue.  A CIP is identified by a host organization – typically a nonprofit organization or government entity, and class participants research and propose creative, sustainable solutions. This experience is designed to be mutually beneficial  for the organization and our participants, helping them gain a better understanding of community needs and a deeper appreciation for community involvement.

►CIP Applications FY 2025 are now available HERE

Virtual Information Sessions

  • Wednesday, May 15th from 12 pm to 1 pm, click here to RSVP
  • Wednesday, May 29th from 5 pm to 6 pm, click here to RSVP
  • Friday, June 7th from 9 am to 10 am, click here to RSVP

For more information, please email Lisa Kim, Program Manager.

More information about the Leadership Essentials application may be obtained by emailing Katherine Keefe.


CIP Descriptions