Leadership Baltimore County is the only community leadership program in the county and is now accepting applications for the Class of 2019. Now in its 35th year, the elite program educates senior business and community leaders on the issues and challenges facing Baltimore County and the surrounding region. The mission: spend 10 months immersing participants in the county they call home, gathering diverse perspectives, and creating powerful connections—all resulting in fresh viewpoints and tangible change in our community.
Unique to LBC’s leadership program, participants learn about their own leadership capacity by engaging in a 360° assessment, followed with a one-on-one executive coaching session. Afterwards, the class gathers as a group for a full assessment of Baltimore County by taking a monthly deep dive to explore topics that focus on the local economy, social issues, health care, diversity, education, government affairs/policy, and public safety. Each leader will walk away from LBC’s program with a better understanding of his/her personal strengths, enhanced leadership capacity, deeper knowledge of our community and a renewed commitment to our region, becoming an informed and highly valued resource in their organization and our community.
LBC selects top talent from all sectors and prepares them to transform communities. More than 1,100 esteemed professionals have graduated from the program since its inception in 1983.
“Leadership Baltimore County brings together high achievers with diverse perspectives to heighten their civic awareness, enhance their organizational effectiveness and become a driving force for positive change in their workplace and Baltimore County as a whole,” said CEO Amanda Zinn. “We provide a safe forum to discuss difficult issues, but we need all voices at the table for a truly transformational experience.”
Leadership Baltimore County’s graduates come from notable local and nationally recognized organizations, including Ayers Saint Gross, Baltimore Ravens, Becton Dickinson, BGE/Exelon Corp., CareFirst BlueCross BlueShield, CCBC, McCormick & Co., M&T Bank, PNC Bank, Morgan State University, The Arc Baltimore, The Junior League of Baltimore, Towson University, T. Rowe Price, UMBC, United Way of Central MD, Venable, Whiting-Turner, and many more.
A diverse class of up to 50 participants will be selected for the Class of 2019. All applicants must attend a one-hour information session first. Our next information session is scheduled for March 20th from 8:00 – 9:00 a.m.