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Leadership Somerset's goal is to create an active network of informed, concerned leaders committed to improving the quality of life in our communities. By working and learning together, participants enhance their leadership skills and broaden their knowledge of community issues and resources.

The Leadership Somerset program begins in January and ends in November. Classes, which are offered at various locations throughout Somerset County, are typically held the third Wednesday of each month. Sessions are approximately 8-9 hours long (during business hours).

A different topic is introduced each month. The session day is filled with speakers, interactive discussions, and field trips that cover a wide range of subject matter.

The Leadership Somerset experience will give you:

  • an introduction to key community leaders and an opportunity
    to network with Leadership Fellows;
  • a knowledge of formal and informal decision-making channels in
    Somerset County;
  • a broader view of critical community issues; and
  • an introduction to key community leaders and an opportunity to
    network; and
  • an opportunity to practice and refine critical leadership skills and

Session topics covered throughout the program year include an introduction to the program and leadership development, economy and transportation, government, human services, housing, community development, arts and culture, history, community health, justice and public safety, diversity, the environment and energy, and lifelong learning. The year ends with a final discussion of leadership and a graduation event. Economyhttp://www.leadershipsomerset.org/images/Image100.jpg

Program fellows are required to complete individual and small group assignments and a major team project, which is intended to benefit the community. Together, class members will decide which team project(s) to pursue, develop implementation plans and execute the plans.

Throughout the process, program fellows develop their leadership and teambuilding skills, including conflict resolution and consensus building techniques that can be used in the workplace, home or nonprofit community.

  Please contact us at

Leadership Somerset
c/o Somerset County Administrator's Office
PO Box 3000, 20 Grove Street, Somerville, NJ 08876-1262

Tel. (908) 231-7040 Fax(908) 231-1740
Email LeadershipSomerset@co.somerset.nj.us