Leadership Southern Maryland (LSM) is not your typical leadership development program. Our Executive Program and our Emerging Leaders Program leave the textbooks behind to provide local leaders experiential opportunities to connect, broaden their knowledge of our community and its needs, and expand their leadership capabilities for the greater good of Southern Maryland.


LSM reunites “Under the Lighthouse” at Calvert Marine Museum on Thursday, October 5th, 5-7pm. Come and reconnect with your class, network with other LSM graduates, meet the Executive Program Class of 2024, and find out which class has earned official bragging rights as the Best Class Ever for 2023!

‘Tis the season to give and give thanks! As you reflect on where your year-end gifts can have an impact, please consider Leadership Southern Maryland. With support from individuals and organizations like you, LSM provides community-driven learning experiences that connect, inform, and inspire Southern Maryland leaders to ignite positive change in our region.

Deadline: September 30, 2024

LSM’s 11th Annual Golf Tournament

LSM’s annual golf classic is teed up for June 27th at Chesapeake Hills Golf Course in Lusby! All golfers, sip and swing fans, and social spectators are welcome and encouraged to join regional leaders from throughout Southern Maryland to enjoy a day of golf and connections at one of the region’s premier courses.  Both team and individual registrations are available.

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When you join Leadership Southern Maryland, you gain a better understanding of our community and its needs, and connections to a new family of over 500 diverse leaders. But the Leadership Southern Maryland experience isn’t just for a few months. It’s for a lifetime. Seize the opportunity to stay connected! We invite all LSM graduates to join the Leadership Southern Maryland Alumni Association and to continue working together to create positive change in Southern Maryland.

Graduated from LSM? Secure your alumni membership today!

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“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

“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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