Saelens chosen for 2019 Leadership Maryland class

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Dr. Patricia Saelens, Superintendent of Schools for CCPS, has been chosen to participate in Leadership Maryland’s 2019 professional development program. Saelens will join other leaders from across the state in an eight-month hands-on learning program focused on the state’s most vital social, economic, and environmental issues.

Following a two-day opening retreat in April, the class will attend five two-day intense sessions traversing the state focusing on Maryland’s economic development, education, health and human services, criminal justice, the environment, and multi-culturalism/diversity. These sessions will be followed by a closing retreat in November and a graduation celebration in December. According to Leadership Maryland, more than 100 experts representing business, government, education, and the non-profit community will serve as panelists and guest speakers.

“As in previous years, the selection process was very competitive, which is a testament to our members encouraging a diverse and broad spectrum of highly-qualified executives from across the state to apply to our program and share in their experience,” said Renée M. Winsky ‘05, president and Chief Executive Officer, Leadership Maryland. “This year’s cohort is a powerful cross-section of leaders from our state. I’m excited to see them come together as a group and do great things in their workplaces, communities and beyond in the years to come.”

Leadership Maryland is open to senior-level executives with significant achievements in either their careers and/or their communities. Ideal Leadership Maryland members have a desire to learn more about Maryland’s most critical issues and a personal commitment to be a force for positive change in their organizations, their communities, and their state.