Leadership South Shore is modeled after leadership initiatives in other states and was launched here on the South Shore in 2016 by South Shore Bank in conjunction with the South Shore Chamber of Commerce. This celebrated program selects participants from a pool of applicants and then leads the participants through a 9-month experiential learning curriculum.
The goal of Leadership South Shore is to transform a highly-motivated group of individuals into a network of leaders with knowledge and commitment to benefit the region. The Program is not a starting point, but rather a process for emerging and established leaders to refine and enhance their commitment to creating positive change in our communities.
Each year, we select a diverse group of emerging leaders who want to advance both their personal and professional development. The 2017 - 2018 class has been chosen but we are encourage those interested to submit the application for Year Three.
Why this Program?
Leaders and emerging leaders play an important role in the workplace, in their homes and in our communities. As such, it is important that they be well versed in the opportunities and challenges unique to our region and that knowledge of community issues be channeled into transformative, positive community influence. Informed leaders make informed decisions.
This 9 month long, "thought provoking" community leadership program examines regional issues through the perspectives of experts, on-site visits, readings, discussion groups, and other experiential activities. There are 5 day long programs that take place October through May and a September 2018 graduation date. Preview the 2017-18 Leadership Program Schedule here.
Topics explored include:
- Health & Human Services
- The Local Justice System
- Regional Economic Development
- Arts and Culture
Who Should Apply
Each year Leadership South Shore selects a diverse group of established and emerging leaders to participate in the program. Those who seek to advance their personal and professional development and who want to influence positive change and impact the quality of life in the community, are ideal candidates for Leadership South Shore.
How to Apply
There are 3 steps in the application process:
- Interested individuals will complete the application.
- Applicants who are employees will complete the “Applicant and Employer Commitment Form” in conjunction with their employer.
- Applicant will submit a Recommendation Letter from their direct supervisor or a professional colleague in cases where applicant is a CEO/Owner.
After all forms are received, qualified applicants will be invited for an in-person interview. There is a $500 Tuition Fee** to participate which covers all program-related activities and materials, meals during program days, and transportation to offsite programs.
**Scholarships may be available for qualifying applicants. Please contact Rayna Minder for more information about scholarships.
What past participants are saying about Leadership South Shore
"The Leadership South Shore program has been an eye-opening experience, taking me out of my normal work routine to focus on how I can collaborate with other leaders I've met through the program to affect regional change."
Kim Kroha, Esq.
Attorney at Baker, Braverman & Barbadoro, P.C.
"My participation in the 2017 South Shore Leadership program has proven to be an outstanding experience. As a practicing business professional on the South Shore for over 30 years, this program has provided me with invaluable insights, validation of all the reasons why I choose to live and work on the South Shore, and numerous opportunities for meaningful engagement."
Jack Conway & Company, Inc.
"Leadership South Shore expanded my network of connections to growing and established leaders. I now feel that I have a deeper understanding of the endless benefits to living and working on the South Shore, of all the region has to offer and of ways I can work to positively influence the area."
Heather Webb, CPA
Chief Financial Officer
Bristol Brothers Development