About the Program

Leadership Greater Manchester (LGM) is a program designed to recognize and nurture existing leadership talents from diverse sectors of the community. Through the exchange of viewpoints and experiences, participants are exposed to the challenges, opportunities and vital issues affecting the greater Manchester community. LGM begins in September with a two-day overnight retreat, followed by nine daylong sessions held monthly through June. Each session focuses on a new topic presented by local and state leaders, as well as experts who present issues through lectures, discussions, simulation exercises and on-site visits.

LGM is made possible by:


Who Should Apply?

Each year, approximately 35 professionals from business, government, education, not-for-profit, arts, and religious and community groups are selected to participate in Leadership Greater Manchester. Those chosen have demonstrated a strong commitment to the Greater Manchester community, have achieved high levels of leadership in their perspective spheres of influence and are capable of assuming greater responsibility in the future as well as making the necessary commitment to attend all the LGM classes.


To participate in Leadership Greater Manchester, applicant’s business must be a member in good standing with the Greater Manchester Chamber.

Applications for the Leadership Greater Manchester Class of 2021 are now open!

  • Note: Applications will be screened prior to interview offers.

Please email leadership@manchester-chamber.org with any questions.

Click here to apply for the LGM Class of 2021!
Download 2020-2021 LGM Program Calendar
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