The Shore Leadership Program
The Shore Leadership program offers executives, managers and leaders on Maryland’s Eastern Shore the opportunity to deepen their understanding of the issues and challenges facing our region. Led by facilitators, Carol Graser & Dr. Joe Thomas, participants are guided through skill building activities and conversation to foster collaboration and problem solving. A measurable impact on the expansion of personal and professional networks among the class participants is an inevitable outcome.
Past Program Topics
Visit the Poplar Island restoration project to study the costs involved with environmental wildlife restoration and its impact to natural resource management.
Shore Leadership program themes and locations have also included Health Care, Government, Community & the Arts. Class sessions are in a variety of settings within each of the Shore Counties- from Kent County in the north to the lower shores of Wicomico.
Consider how land use and farming are integral to the Shore’s business operation, and farming’s impact and partnership in achieving environmental improvements in land and water quality.
"I approached my Shore Leadership experience with a little bit of trepidation and smugness. I wasn't sure what I might learn, but I figured I already knew it. I couldn't have been more wrong. Right from the orientation, I embarked on a nine-month journey of introspection, thought and awareness that I never expected, which allowed a greater sense of self and of my surroundings. I made friends way outside my normal circle and saw things I otherwise wouldn't have."