The Shore Leadership Class of 2015 met at the University of Maryland Center for Environmental Science in Dorchester County on June 24, 2015 and was welcomed by Dr. Mike Roman, Center Director at the Horn Point, Oyster Hatchery and Shore Leadership Alumni.
Professionals met to discuss the issues surrounding the health of the Bay and the contributing factors that impact the Bay. Dr. Tom Fisher, Jr. presented information on the health of the bay and how a new program which is aimed at focusing on collaboration with the agricultural community leaders to help improve the health of the Bay.
A panel participated in a discussion regarding the session topic of leading change in the agricultural community. Agriculture industry professionals who participated in the discussion were; Bill Satterfield, Delmarva Poultry Industry; Matt Teffeau, Maryland Farm Bureau; and Bob Rich, Delmarva Farm Management Services and Land Advisor with Sperry Van Ness. Karen Smith, Shore Leadership Program Committee member moderated the panel discussion.
The program was led by Shore Leadership facilitator, Carol Graser, Co-Founder and President of the Annapolis Leadership Center who closed by leading the class in group discussions and exercises on how they could help their business or organization lead through change. The class will meet in Caroline County in July on the topic of Government and Agency.
Over the course of 9 months the class participants will explore a particular theme and connect that theme to one of the many leadership challenges on the Eastern Shore. The Shore Leadership program offers executives, managers and leaders on Maryland’s Eastern Shore the opportunity to deepen their understanding of the issues and challenges facing our region. For more information about Shore Leadership visit their website www.shoreleadershipmd.org.
Photo: Shore Leadership Class of 2015 meets with community professionals. (Left to Right: Bill Satterfield, Delmarva Poultry Industry; Matt Teffeau, Maryland Farm Bureau; and Bob Rich, Delmarva Farm Management Services and Land Advisor with Sperry Van Ness).