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:  

Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Day

Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Day explores various DEI topics like creating and maintaining healthy workplace cultures, supporting marginalized employees, and strategies to build DEI awareness. 

Past panelists have represented the following organizations: The Arc of the South Shore, MERGE, Diverse Abilities Inclusion Consulting, Global Partners LP, Pembroke for Racial Justice, Quincy Asian Resources Inc., and Opportunities for Inclusion.

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, the office of the Plymouth County District AttorneyNorfolk County Sheriff’s department, Braintree Police Department.  

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, ZildjianSouth Shore Children’s Chorus, Brockton Public Schools Music Department, Atlantic Symphony Orchestra and High Output Studios.  

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.

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 late July/early August with the Leadership South Shore Steering Team. Acceptance letters will go out in mid-August 2022.

Leadership South Shore 2022-2023 is open for applications through July 29, 2022!  

Questions? Email leadership@southshorebank.com.  
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