This program strives to cultivate leadership resources within the greater Manchester community by giving potential leaders a well-rounded, in-depth look at issues facing the region and the opportunities that exist to guide us into the future on solid ground.
Leadership Greater Manchester Steering Committee
Chairman: Russ Ouellette, Sojourn Partners
Staff: Tammy Boucher, 603.792.4110
Leadership Greater Manchester exists to recognize and nurture leadership talents from diverse sectors of the local community through the exchange of viewpoints and experiences.
To facilitate, stimulate and develop future leaders through a nine month program of direct exposure, interaction and activities in various aspects of the community, with the goal of building a consensus among participants, and fostering personal and professional relationships. In addition, sustaining a strong, dedicated and informed Steering Committee is a top priority.
The Leadership Greater Manchester program is presented by:
Welcome Reception – September 11, 2013
This is your first opportunity to meet your new classmates and get acquainted. This welcome reception is a casual introduction to the program and your Leadership class.
Retreat – September 19 & 20, 2013 (MANDATORY)
This session focuses on acquainting you with your classmates, what to expect from the program and how to get the most out of it.
Chamber 101 – October 2, 2013
This session is an introduction to the Greater Manchester Chamber of Commerce. Meet the Chamber staff and learn about the Chamber’s committees and programs of work. Opportunities will be presented on how to become an active Chamber member.
History – October 10, 2013
Greater Manchester’s rich history reflects the contributions of varied ethnic, religious and cultural groups. Explore the city’s heritage, identity, economic development and individual achievement.
Economic Development – November 14, 2013
You will be introduced to business, civic and development organization leaders who will discuss economic development strategies, the risks, the successes and the future. This is an interactive session on the importance and vitality of economic development in Greater Manchester.
Education – December 12, 2013
Explore the many fine institutions in the Greater Manchester region that serve the educational needs of an increasingly diverse population. The Manchester School District and area colleges will discuss their roles in providing an educated workforce for Manchester’s future.
Government & Politics – January 16, 2014
Participate in candid discussions with local and state leaders and learn the history and form of state and local government which affect how we live and conduct our business every day.
Communication & Media – February 13, 2014
Are you connected to the region’s media outlets? Reporters, editors, news directors and others representing the area’s broadcast and print media outlets give a behind-the-scenes look at how their organizations cover the news that’s important to you. Communications & Media Day features tours of media facilities, presentations, question and answer sessions and role playing.
Arts & Culture – March 13, 2014
During this session, you will explore Manchester’s art, history and heritage and you will learn about the importance of the arts in Greater Manchester.
Health – April 10, 2014
Learn about the health issues facing Greater Manchester’s population and meet the leaders and organizations dedicated to addressing those challenges. During this session, you will learn about the unique health needs of the diverse groups that call the Queen City home and gain insight into the network of services available to ensure community health and well being.
Criminal Justice – May 8, 2014
Gain an understanding of issues faced by our state’s court systems, correctional facilities and police forces. During the months of April and May, you will have the opportunity to participate in a police ride-along.
Human Services – June 12, 2014
Learn about the developing social and behavioral trends in Greater Manchester; the efforts of public and private agencies to provide service to address critical community needs; and the challenges such organizations face in obtaining funding and support to continue their mission.
Graduation – June 26, 2014