History of Shore Leadership

Since 1997, the Shore Leadership program has been facilitating positive change and enhancing the quality of life on the Eastern Shore of Maryland. Through the development of a broad base of leaders and a network of private-public partnerships, Shore Leadership fosters shared ownership and a regional approach to regional issues.

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.

Participants meet one day each month at locations throughout the Eastern Shore, beginning with an overnight retreat in April and culminating in a December graduation. A master-certified leadership coach facilitates the sessions, which include leadership development training, as well as focused discussions on topics of regional interest. Topics include aspects of legacy, technology, economic development, community and arts, environment, education, and government.

Shore Leadership is a component fund of the Mid-Shore Community Foundation, a non-profit 501(c)(3) organization.



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