Registration Now Open for Maryland Leadership Workshops Summer 2018 Programs

UMBC is the new host for Maryland’s premier leadership development program for middle and high school students Maryland Leadership Workshops, a division of Leadership Maryland, announces that registration for its Summer 2018 programs is now open for middle and high school students. The organization also announces the University of Maryland, Baltimore County (UMBC) as the [...]

By | 2018-01-22T17:45:37+00:00 January 22nd, 2018|News|0 Comments

Staff Applications Now Being Accepted!

We’re pleased to announce that MLW is now accepting applications from those interested in staffing our 2018 summer programs. NOTE TO FIRST YEAR APPLICANTS: The online staff application is the same system as our delegate applications. If you're under 18, you must use your parent's login (their email address) from when they last registered you [...]

By | 2018-01-28T16:03:44+00:00 January 17th, 2018|News|Comments Off on Staff Applications Now Being Accepted!

All in the Family: Parents and Kids find Inspiration and Self-Realization in State Leadership Programs

“It was life changing. I really believe that.” That is how Kim Coble ‘04 describes the effect that participating in Maryland Leadership Workshops (MLW) has had on her two children. Coble, vice president of Environmental Protection and Restoration for the Chesapeake Bay Foundation, was so inspired by her own experience in Leadership Maryland, that she [...]

By | 2018-01-18T23:08:23+00:00 September 6th, 2017|News|Comments Off on All in the Family: Parents and Kids find Inspiration and Self-Realization in State Leadership Programs

MLW offers Maryland Humanities a glimpse of “Reality”

When a delegate comes to a Maryland Leadership Workshops (MLW) summer camp program, they’re given more than toasted marshmallows and bug spray—they’re given an opportunity to incite positive change in our society. Delegates of the Senior High Workshop (SHW), which is open to any high school student entering grades 9 through 12, are tasked with [...]

By | 2018-01-18T23:08:23+00:00 August 24th, 2017|News|Comments Off on MLW offers Maryland Humanities a glimpse of “Reality”

Wendesday/Thursday Update!

It was another beautiful day on campus! Delegates finished Round 2 of workshops (see descriptions of Creative Problem Solving and GroupME from the previous post) and began Round 3: Public Speaking: Delegates identified and practiced effective public speaking strategies. Diversity: Delegates explored and identified different types of diversity, learned about informational diversity and its impact [...]

By | 2018-01-18T23:08:23+00:00 July 28th, 2017|News|Comments Off on Wendesday/Thursday Update!

Senior High Tuesday Update

Last night's rain gave way to a cool breeze welcomed by all. Delegates finished Round 1 Workshops and started Round 2 Workshops. Some highlights of the day: In Creative Problem Solving, delegates debunked the myth that only some people are creative and learned how to navigate the creative process as leaders. In GroupME (Group Dynamics, [...]

By | 2018-01-18T23:08:23+00:00 July 26th, 2017|News|Comments Off on Senior High Tuesday Update

Senior High Is In The House!

Here we are at the end of our first full day! After parents left yesterday, delegates got a tour of the campus and played ice-breaking games with their teams.  Then they had their first workshop, "What Is Leadership?" where they explored what leadership is and how it applies to them. They also identified leaders in [...]

By | 2018-01-18T23:08:24+00:00 July 25th, 2017|News|1 Comment

Hear From the Delegates Themselves

In lieu of our regular update, we present to you a website that the Newsletter committee created to share with you what their week has been like. Visit to read all about it! Don't forget that the Closing Ceremony will take place starting at 10:30am at the Gibson Center for the Arts, which is [...]

By | 2018-01-18T23:08:24+00:00 July 22nd, 2017|News|Comments Off on Hear From the Delegates Themselves

Thursday Update

Another beautiful (and humid) day in Chestertown! Thursday saw the end of Round 2 Workshops and the continuation of Mix and committees. As we near the end of our week together, delegates are beginning to put the final touches on their products and presentations. Some highlights of the day: In the Pressure and Decision Making [...]

By | 2018-01-18T23:08:24+00:00 July 21st, 2017|News|Comments Off on Thursday Update

MSEL Wednesday Update

Wednesday was a beautiful day and the start of Round 2 Workshops! Delegates took part in two of the following: -Advocacy: Delegates explore various methods of advocating, understand advocacy's connection to communication and determine ideal roles and settings in which to advocate for a cause. -Diversity: Delegates address the differences between stereotypes, prejudice and discrimination [...]

By | 2018-01-18T23:08:24+00:00 July 20th, 2017|News|Comments Off on MSEL Wednesday Update