By: Jill Hermes
True success is achieved when you find the right partner to
compliment your strengths and enable you to offer your customers new
opportunities. Carroll Community College is proud to partner with the Carroll
County Chamber of Commerce to offer the Leadership Carroll Program.
The College operates as an institution of higher education,
serving the academic, cultural and social needs of our community. The Chamber
exists to promote a sound economic environment to advance a prosperous business
President, Mike McMullin, is passionate about creating opportunities for
business networking and professional growth. When education and business come together to foster leadership in
Carroll County, the entire community benefits.
Steven Covey defines leadership as “communicating to people
their worth and potential so clearly that they are inspired to see it in
themselves.” Simon Sinek notes that “leaders create a following by articulating
a vision, cause or purpose toward a future that does not yet exist.” Sheryl
Sandberg stands by the Harvard Business School’s definition —“Leadership is
about making others better as a result of your presence and making sure that
impact lasts in your absence.” Others define leadership by the actions of their
life, not necessarily their words.
The Leadership Carroll program recognizes leadership has
many facets. It offers exposure to leadership in education, government,
corporate business, healthcare, the non-profit sector and more. Relationship
building is a critical piece of the program and participants have the
opportunity to develop bonds with classmates, alumni and community leaders. Participants
experience Carroll County history and traditions along with updates on current
trends, future projects and initiatives on the horizon for our community. From
October through June, participants go on learning adventures that include
touring local businesses, visiting the Maryland legislators in Annapolis and much
Lifelong learning offers many benefits to our mental, social
and intellectual health. Leadership Carroll is a great opportunity to pursue a
learning experience that can deepen your knowledge and increase your personal
and professional opportunities for growth. Employers appreciate the skills and knowledge
that program participants bring back to the workplace.
Applications are accepted annually by June 30. Anyone who lives, works or markets in Carroll County may apply. Class
size is limited to encourage personal interaction and maximize the experience.
We hope you take a closer look at this program weaving education and business in Carroll County!