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 yearlong 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 2018-19 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 yearlong, "thought provoking" community leadership program examines regional issues through the perspectives of experts, on-site visits, readings, discussion groups, and other experiential activities. Programs that take place October through May and a September graduation date.
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. See the 2018-19 Program Schedule here.
How to Apply
- Click Here for application: Leadership Application 2018-19
- File Save the application to your computer.
- Complete the candidate portion.
- Have your employer complete the Employer Commitment Form and provide a letter of recommendation. If you are self-employed or a CEO/President supervisor portion is not applicable and letter of recommendation can come from a professional peer.
- Scan and email the application or print and mail as indicated below
Email completed form to Rayna Minder at: firstname.lastname@example.org
Or mail application to Rayna Minder, Marketing Department, South Shore Bank, 1530 Main Street Weymouth, MA 02190
Application Deadline is June 1, 2018
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 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