THE LSM

EXPERIENCE

Leadership Southern Maryland (LSM) is not your typical leadership development program. As a 501c3 founded in 2008, we leave the textbooks and theories behind and focus on the unique challenges of the surrounding region—while providing local leaders with an experiential opportunity to collaborate, broaden their knowledge, and expand their leadership capabilities as they directly impact the Southern Maryland community.

“My favorite part of LSM was the friendships I built as well as the industries I had a chance to experience. Each one provided me a wealth of information and knowledge as to how our communities plan and develop as well as depend on each other.”

Maria Thorpe, LSM ‘18 ––––– Learn more

OUR LSM FAMILY

When you join Leadership Southern Maryland you gain valuable skills, hands-on experience, a better understanding of the community, and most importantly, connections to over 400 diverse leaders. The Leadership Southern Maryland experience isn’t just for a few months, it’s for a lifetime—which is why we encourage our graduates to stay involved with the program in order to embolden future innovators, and to work together to create positive change. All Leadership Southern Maryland graduates are invited and encouraged to join the Leadership Southern Maryland Alumni Association.

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“I really appreciated the broad representation across the local community and government. I did not grow up here and so I had a limited understanding of some of the deeper social and economic issues in the local communities. My LSM experience taught me a lot of things I didn’t know about those local issues.”

CAPT Chris Cox, LSM ‘19 ––––– Learn more

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