Leadership South Shore

“Community leadership is the courage, creativity and capacity to inspire participation, development and sustainability for strong communities.”

- Gustav Nossal

Program Content 

This yearlong, thought-provoking community leadership program examines regional challenges and opportunities through expert panel discussions, virtual and on-site visits, presentations, focus groups, interactive activities and other innovative, experiential activities.   

Leadership South Shore Program Day themes in years past have included:  

Health & Human Services 

Exploring topics such aThe Addiction Crisis: Response, Treatments and Supports; Homelessness and Food Shortages; Mental Health & WellnessSome of the organizations involved previously include South Shore Health System, Interfaith Social Services, Father Bill’s & Mainspring, New Way Recovery Center, South Shore Peer Recovery, Bay State Community Services.

 Education System

Exploring topics such as Post-Secondary Options Outside Traditional Four-Year UniversitySTEM Learning Access; Changing Face of Early Education. Some of the organizations involved previously include South Shore Charter Public School, Weymouth High School, Massasoit Community College, MassHire South Shore Workforce Board, Southeastern Regional Vocational School

Justice System

Exploring topics such as Programming and Classification for Inmates; K9 Demonstration with Plymouth County Sheriff; Crime Lab Analysis. Some of the organizations involved previously include Plymouth County Sherriff’s Department, Murphy, Hesse, Toomey & Lehane, Hanover Police Department, and the office of the Plymouth County District Attorney. 

Economic Development

Exploring topics such as Economic Development in Braintree, Weymouth and Quincy; Real Estate and Commercial Expansion. Some of the organizations involved previously include South Shore Chamber of Commerce, Union Point, Jack Conway Realty, The Kingston Collection, Atlantic Mechanical, SEED Corporation, and local Mayors of Braintree, Quincy, and Weymouth 

Arts & Culture

Exploring topics such as Impact of Arts on Economic Development; Growing our Community with Arts & Culture; Hospitality Tourism; Creative Arts Therapies. Some of the organizations involved in the past include Mass Cultural Council, South Shore Conservatory, Company Theatre, Plymouth Philharmonic Orchestra, South Shore Art Center, Plymouth Bay Cultural District, Zildjian.  

Program Timeline & Size:

Leadership South Shore runs from October through May, with a September graduation date. Participants attend a program day once monthly during fall/spring, with dates provided at the start of the program year. As attendance is a key pillar to program success, participants are required to attend all program days. Applicants are asked to submit an Employer Commitment Form to assure mutual understanding and support of anticipated participation requirements.

Prior to Covid-19, each year's cohort could accommodate up to 24 participants. Given the state’s dynamic occupancy guidelines, we have decided to limit the 2021-22 class to 12 participants to allow more flexibility for hybrid and in-person activity.   Leadership South Shore will continue to closely monitor CDC guidelines while evaluating whether in-person sessions can safely proceed during the 2021-22 program year.  

Applying to the Program:  

Each year we select a diverse group of emerging leaders who want to advance their personal and professional development and make genuine connections within their class. There is a Tuition Fee of $500 to participate in the program, which covers all program-related activities and materials.  


All leaders applying to the program will be invited to interview virtually in July 2021 with the Leadership South Shore Steering Team. Acceptance letters will go out in early August 2021.

Leadership South Shore 2021-22 is open for applications through June 30, 2021!  

Ready to apply?
 Email leadership@southshorebank.com for an application.

Questions about Leadership South Shore? Email leadership@southshorebank.com.  
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