Lead for Impact
Leadership Development Program

  • Are you deeply committed to ending homelessness in Montgomery County?
  • Do you see the challenges that are ahead of us and feel inspired to help develop innovative solutions to get more people housed?
  • Are you ready to step more fully into your leadership? Do you want a more confident voice and greater influence on decisions made within your organization and our county?
  • Do you dream of having dedicated time and space to strengthen your leadership?  And, better yet, alongside a trusted council of peers?

If this sounds like you, then we invite you to apply for Lead for Impact (LFI) - an interactive peer leadership development program dedicated to growing and supporting more impactful, adaptable, connected, and collaborative leadership across the Montgomery County Continuum of Care.

Over the course of six months, you will engage deeply in your own leadership development.  Through reflection, action, and interaction with others, you will gain valuable insights and immediately put them into action to expand your leadership effectiveness and shape change in the County.  You will do this work in community with a group of peers who share your vision of ending homelessness and are committed to supporting and challenging one another to up-level their leadership.

What's Involved:

  • Virtual Orientation Session - Thursday, May 2 at 12-1 p.m.
  • Six (6) group workshops to engage in interactive learning, skills-building, community-building and practice.
In-Person Sessions
10 a.m.- 3 p.m.
Virtual Meetings
9:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m.
Thursday, May 16
Thursday, July 18
Thursday, October 17
Thursday, June 20
Thursday, August 15
Thursday, September 19
Three (3) one-on-one virtual coaching sessions (per-person) to offer personalized learning and application (1 hour each; to be scheduled).
Monthly small group meetings  to receive the wisdom, support, and feedback of 2-3 peers (1 hour each, to be scheduled).

Monthly pre-work in the form of recorded video lessons and personal reflection and exercises, estimated 1 hours per month.

Completion of a 360 degree leadership profile to illuminate your skills and assets, as well as growth areas
Development and Advancement of a Leadership Project that will translate your vision for the County into action and stretch you to practice new leadership skills.  

We estimate the total time commitment for LFI is somewhere between 2 to 4 hours a week, including the time spent live (in our monthly group workshops, small group circles, and individual coaching sessions) and advancing your Leadership Project.

If we are going to end homelessness in Montgomery County by 2025, we need effective leadership throughout the Continuum of Care -- from our direct service providers to our executive officers, and across the private sector and County government.  This program is for anyone who is hearing the call to leadership and is ready to do their part to create impactful and sustained change for our community.

If this sounds like you,  please apply now!   Your first step is to review these instructions on how to apply.  Once you have prepared your application, submit it here .

Space is limited, and a selection process will be used to choose individuals who demonstrate a good fit for the program and will contribute to a generous and diverse program cohort.  Applications must be received by Wednesday, April 3rd at 5 p.m.   If you are selected to join the program, we will confirm your participation by Monday, April 22th.

In the meantime, please place a hold on your calendar for the session dates and times listed above. Having your full participation throughout the program is essential, and your ability to attend all of the sessions will be considered in your acceptance to the program.

If you have any questions, please email Program Coordinator Liz Rich at [email protected] .