LEADERSHIP SOUTHERN MARYLAND

Leonardtown, MD   |  www.leadershipsomd.org

Mission

Leadership Southern Maryland is a leadership program designed around the up and coming leaders located in the Southern Maryland region. This mid-to-high tiered leadership program is dedicated to building a cadre of informed regional leaders, prepared to address common issues and bring long-term benefit to their neighbors and communities.

Ruling year info

2009

Executive Director

Mrs. Denise Foster

Main address

P. O. Box 524

Leonardtown, MD 20650 USA

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EIN

26-2989381

NTEE code info

Educational Services and Schools - Other (B90)

Adult, Continuing Education (B60)

Graduate, Professional(Separate Entities) (B50)

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Leadership Southern Maryland

Leadership Southern Maryland is a nine-month, tuition-based competitive application program, which offers a chance to see, first-hand, some of the places, faces and significant community issues within our shared region.

While absorbing the local "flavor" of each of the three counties, participants are given the opportunity to broaden their perspectives, experience things they may never get to otherwise, and become part of discussions which develop strong leadership skills and create lasting impressions.

The program begins with an orientation in September and each month, with a break in December, the group's focus shifts to a new topic. The LSM class will travel to a location within Southern Maryland that relates to that month’s topic of discussion. After meeting at a pre-determined location, transportation to the meeting destination is provided for the entire class. These field trips offer experiential learning and a sense of collaboration. Each class shares the experience in a unique way.

The region's shared challenges and opportunities are explored through looking at critical community issues such as Public Safety, Education, Health Care, Housing & Human Services, Defense, Economic & Workforce Development, Energy & the Environment, and Diversity.

Population(s) Served
Adults

Leadership Southern Maryland’s Emerging Leaders (LEAP) program provides educational programming opportunities to new or emerging leaders in our region. Through a series of six “experiences”, young leaders will facilitate, foster, and refine their individual leadership understanding and abilities via structured course curriculum, focused on self-discovery, teamwork, and networking.

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Goals & Strategy

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Charting impact

Four powerful questions that require reflection about what really matters - results.

To absorb the local “flavor" in each of three counties in Southern Maryland with the opportunity to broaden perspectives on a number of the most significant issues challenging our region.

Leadership Southern Maryland offers the region's premier executive leadership program. This competitive, nine-month program is designed specifically to encompass and enhance the collaborative abilities of our region's top leaders. Designed for those who live and/or work in Southern Maryland, LSM is dedicated to building a cadre of informed regional leaders, prepared to address common issues and bring long-term benefit to their neighbors and communities through experiential learning, regional action, cooperation and service.

Designed as a nine-month, tuition-based program (nine sessions with a break in December) to develop leaders from the Southern Maryland area for regional collaboration by:

Nurturing trusteeship among community leaders for the benefit of the Southern Maryland region

Increasing understanding and awareness of regional opportunities and threats

Developing and strengthening networks of decision-makers to encourage cooperation and make informed choices

Leading candidates through a series of classes and hands-on experiences that highlight local and regional issues

In 2008, graduates of Leadership Maryland planned and launched a new leadership program seeking to enhance the regional identity of Southern Maryland's three counties and to build a cadre of well-informed and connected future regional leaders from the government, business and nonprofit sectors.

Tom Jarboe, owner of Kieyos, Inc., was among a group of Leadership Maryland alumni from Calvert, Charles and St. Mary's counties who credit him with initiating the planning process which became Leadership Southern Maryland. The group consisted of strong leaders within their own communities who recognized the benefit in offering the up-and-coming leaders such an eye-opening and skill-building experience – regionally.

With support from Leadership Maryland and Honorary Lifetime Leadership Maryland Member and Facilitator Eliot Pfanstiehl, who continues to play an integral program, the inaugural Class of 2009 began the program.

Approaching 400 graduates of the program has been a great success for LSM and for the Southern Maryland region. Our challenge continues to be locating exceptional recruits and spreading the word of the program across the region.

Additionally, in an effort to keep tuition costs affordable, LSM requires donations, grants and corporate sponsorships to offset the total cost of the nine-month program.

Financials

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LEADERSHIP SOUTHERN MARYLAND

Board of directors
as of 1/22/2021
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board chair

Mr. Samuel Baldwin

Baldwin, Briscoe & Steinmetz, P.C.

Term: 2019 - 2021

Barry Friedman

Primary Residential Mortgage

MAry Beth Cook

Calvert County Government

Christa Hood

Askey, Askey & Associates

Christa Kuhl

PSI Pax, Inc.

Jacki Meiser

The Cherry Cove Group

Stephen Michaels

MedStar St. Mary's Hospital

Jacklyn Miles

Miles and Chesley Consulting Services (MCCS), LLC

Ed Rule

Naval Systems, Inc

Joan Thorp

Charles County Government

Tom Clark

The MIL Corporation

Christina Johannsen

WBB, Inc.

Joe Mortensen

Retired

Kristine Wilcox

AVIAN, LLC

Lisa Clark

Microsoft

Board leadership practices

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  • Board orientation and education
    Does the board conduct a formal orientation for new board members and require all board members to sign a written agreement regarding their roles, responsibilities, and expectations? Yes
  • CEO oversight
    Has the board conducted a formal, written assessment of the chief executive within the past year ? Yes
  • Ethics and transparency
    Have the board and senior staff reviewed the conflict-of-interest policy and completed and signed disclosure statements in the past year? Yes
  • Board composition
    Does the board ensure an inclusive board member recruitment process that results in diversity of thought and leadership? Yes
  • Board performance
    Has the board conducted a formal, written self-assessment of its performance within the past three years? Not applicable

Organizational demographics

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Who works and leads organizations that serve our diverse communities? GuideStar partnered on this section with CHANGE Philanthropy and Equity in the Center.

Leadership

The organization's leader identifies as:

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White/Caucasian/European
Gender identity
Female
Sexual orientation
Heterosexual or Straight
Disability status
Person without a disability

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Equity strategies

Last updated: 12/21/2020

Policies and practices developed in partnership with Equity in the Center, a project that works to shift mindsets, practices, and systems within the social sector to increase racial equity. Learn more

Data
  • We disaggregate data to adjust programming goals to keep pace with changing needs of the communities we support.
  • We employ non-traditional ways of gathering feedback on programs and trainings, which may include interviews, roundtables, and external reviews with/by community stakeholders.
  • We disaggregate data by demographics, including race, in every policy and program measured.
Policies and processes
  • We have community representation at the board level, either on the board itself or through a community advisory board.