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 decision making 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 nonprofit 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 34 individuals are selected to comprise each Leadership Morris Class.
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2023 PROGRAM STRUCTURE
Class dates are TBD. Participants will receive a full agenda prior to opening retreat.
FEB 9 | Opening Retreat
Connect with classmates to get to know each participant, get a deeper level of understanding of the year ahead and meet key people in the alumni association.
FEB | Economic Development Day
Understand Morris County’s economic development challenges and success stories.
MAR | Criminal Justice Day
Learn about the county’s criminal justice system through a visit to Morris County’s award-winning jail and presentations from the County Sheriff and Prosecutor.
APR | County Government Day
Meet with our county commissioners who are responsible for managing an annual budget of over $300 million.
MAY | State Government Day
Travel to Trenton for a personal tour of our state capitol and meetings with elected officials.
JUN | Healthcare Day
Visit Morris County’s premiere hospitals to meet with senior managers to learn about the state of health care, the intricacies of hospital operation and emerging technologies.
JUL | Human Needs & Services Day
Discover the world of nonprofits, including a visit to one of the counties nonprofits organizations. Meet the Director of Human Services for Morris County whose department helps to fund this important sector.
SEP | Environment Day
Visit a number of Morris County environmental treasures, including Pyramid Mountain, the Great Swamp and other locations. The day includes a discussion of environmental challenges in the county.
OCT | Education Day
Visit the County College of Morris and various school districts to meet with their leadership teams and learn how these schools stay cutting edge in education and how education is the strength of Morris County and benefits the business community.
NOV | Choice of Class
The class will identify a timely issue to explore.
NOV | Graduation Cocktail Reception & Dinner
Class celebrates completing the year-long program with a graduation ceremony and dinner.
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