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: to prepare and inspire leaders through excellent programs and opportunities and challenge them to translate their visions into action.

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 Premier

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Leadership Essentials

Leadership Essentials is designed to prepare and engage the next generation of leaders – the rising stars who will take their place building a strong future for Howard County.

Leadership Essentials

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Leadership U

Leadership U enables high school juniors to build their leadership skills while having fun and serving their community. Leadership U empowers students to learn by doing.

Leadership U

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Community Impact Projects

Community Impact Projects: Does your non-profit organization have a project or issue that it doesn’t have the time, expertise or staff to research or address?

Community Impact Projects

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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.

Apply Now!
Learn More

Leadership Essentials

Leadership Essentials is designed to prepare and engage the next generation of leaders – the rising stars who will take their place building a strong future for Howard County.

Apply Now!
Learn More

Leadership U

Leadership U enables high school juniors to build their leadership skills while having fun and serving their community. Leadership U empowers students to learn by doing.

Apply Now!
Learn More

Community Impact Projects

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

Learn More