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 energetic kickoff session, followed by an inspiring two-day opening retreat, during which class members get to know each other and learn about their distinctive leadership styles. In the months that follow, participants will be immersed in experiences that address specific aspects of our community. Each session day gives participants a hands-on look at what is happening in that field; the opportunity to hear from leaders of organizations and the key issues they are addressing; often, site visits and first-hand accounts of those who deliver services to the community are part of many sessions.
Each day-long experience is designed by Leadership Howard County alumni and other professionals who have expertise in the area of focus. In addition to each month’s monthly sessions, class members also take part in “learning opportunities” or experiential site visits to unique locations that provide a deeper understanding of issues, attractions, or topics in the community and work on community impact projects.