Leadership Morris teaches business professionals about the opportunities, the challenges, the institutions and the people of Morris County. The program is designed for recognized leaders and for those professionals identified for future leadership responsibilities, whose business acumen and community consciousness will make a difference in Morris County.
Community Education - Each month the class is immersed in a different content area to learn about the issues and meet the “players” in decisionmaking positions. Sessions are held “in the field” throughout Morris County, giving class members first-hand exposure to the subject matter and broadening their understanding of the geographic, economic and cultural diversity of the area. Participants are introduced to the people who are making things happen, and themselves join the network of “movers and shakers” who will shape the future of Morris County.
Professional Development - In addition to the issue of education, participants are provided with opportunities to polish skills in public speaking, collaborative teamwork, and time management. Leadership Morris is an ideal program for business executives and leaders new to the area, who will benefit from an instant “in” to who’s who and what’s what in the community.
Community Trusteeship - Class members are exposed to the contribution of some 50 non-profit service organizations in Morris County and gain important insights into the responsibilities and rewards of community board service. Graduates are encouraged to pursue service in elected, appointed and volunteer roles.
Business Networking - Over the course of the year, participants make strong connections with their classmates – other high-level business professionals in the Morris County area. The networking benefits of the Leadership Morris experience extend far beyond the program year, as graduates take advantage of membership in the dynamic and engaged Alumni Association.
Up to 30 individuals will be selected to comprise the Leadership Morris Class of 2018. Candidates must:
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CLASS OF 2019 PROGRAM SCHEDULE*
2/1 | Opening Retreat
Morris County 101 - Who’s Who and What’s What?
Boardsmanship 101 - What For, How to and Why Me?
2/13 | Economic Development
Where’s the space?
3/14 | Criminal Justice
Who’s in jail and why?
4/11 | Media Relations
What makes news in Morris County?
and County Government
Trash, transit and taxes?
5/16 | State Government
What’s doing in Trenton and how is it being done?
6/11 | Health Care
How healthy can we afford to be?
7/11 | Human Needs & Services
Are Morris County’s safety nets strong enough?
9/12 | Environment
Can bucolic Morris County survive?
10/10 | Education
Are we getting what we’re paying for?
11/6 | Choice of the Class
The Class of will identify a timely issue to explore.
11/21 | Graduation Dinner
* Dates and times to be confirmed before each session.