Jane M. Kirschling, PhD, RN, FAAN, dean of the University of Maryland School of Nursing in Baltimore, has been selected to Leadership Maryland’s Class of 2015. Kirschling is one of 50 Maryland leaders chosen to participate, according to a news release.
Leadership Maryland is a professional development program dedicated to building a stronger Maryland by educating, cultivating and connecting the state’s brightest leaders. The eight-month, hands-on learning program focuses on social, economic and environmental issues in the state, according to the release.
“The selection process for the Class of 2015 was very competitive, as we had an extraordinary pool of diverse and experienced applicants to choose from,” Renée M. Winsky, president and CEO, Leadership Maryland, said in the release. “The 50 participants selected represent a broad spectrum of highly qualified executives from across the state, and we are confident that their Leadership Maryland experience will help them to play an even greater role in our unified effort to shape the future of our state.”
Highlights of the program include a two-day opening retreat in April, and five, two-day intense sessions focusing on Maryland’s economic development, education, health and human services, criminal justice, environment and multi-culturalism/diversity, according to the release.
There will be a closing retreat in November and a graduation ceremony in December. More than 100 leaders representing the business, government, education and nonprofit organizations will serve as panelists and guest speakers.
“It is an honor to have been selected to Leadership Maryland’s Class of 2015,” Kirschling said in the release. “This experience will provide exposure to the social, environmental and economic complexities of the state, while exploring real solutions for our communities with some of Maryland’s top decision makers. I am also looking forward to the interprofessional opportunity the program will provide, as members of this class represent a diversity of professions from across the state.”