LEARN FROM LEADERS

Through face-to-face discussions with community leaders and experts from organizations and institutions that shape the region’s structure and culture, Shore Leadership participants–which include executives and senior managers from business, governmental, and nonprofit organizations–develop an in-depth understanding of the interrelationships and complexities of the region.

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LEARN FROM LEADERS

Through face-to-face discussions with community leaders and experts from organizations and institutions that shape the region’s structure and culture, Shore Leadership participants–which include executives and senior managers from business, governmental, and nonprofit organizations–develop an in-depth understanding of the interrelationships and complexities of the region.

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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 a certified master coach, participants are guided through skill building activities and conversation to foster collaboration and problem solving. A measureable impact on the expansion of personal and professional networks among the class participants is an inevitable outcome.

Past Program Topics

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Environment in Talbot County

Visit the Poplar Island restoration project to study the costs involved with environmental wildlife restoration and its impact to natural resource management.

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Other Program Themes

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.

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Agriculture in Caroline County

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."

Jim Crowley, Manager, Gas & Corporate Safety, Easton Utilities Company, Class of 2012