Leadership Howard County, which seeks to empower leaders to strengthen and transform the community, is accepting applications for Leadership Premier, a 10-month leadership development program for senior-level business and community leaders who live or work in Howard County.

Applications for the class of 2022 will be accepted through May 17, and applicants will be notified of acceptance by August 1. To apply or learn more, visit www.leadershiphc.org or call 410-730-4474.

Over 1,375 community members have completed the Leadership Premier program over the past 34 years. Leadership Premier expands awareness of issues affecting Howard County and increases involvement in the community.

Class members begin the program with a two-day orientation and then meet monthly for daylong sessions. During these sessions, participants hear from local leaders, visit local businesses and organizations, and listen to firsthand accounts of those who deliver services to the community. In addition, participants can join Leadership Howard County for behind-the-scenes tours of local institutions outside the scope of the monthly sessions.

During the program, class members also complete community impact projects, where participants form teams and work with local nonprofits to help them achieve goals that sustain or advance their missions.