Leadership Maryland announced Wednesday the Class of 2020 will become the Class of 2021, as it has postponed its eight-month professional development program one year because of the COVID-19 pandemic.
All 52 members of the Class of 2020, announced in February, will have the opportunity to join the Class of 2021. Anyone who is not able to participate will be replaced by alternates selected from this year’s applicant pool. There will not be an application or selection process in 2021.
The Class of 2020 was scheduled to host its annual new class reception this week in Annapolis and had monthly educational sessions scheduled throughout the state from April through November. This will be the first time in the organization’s 27-year history that Leadership Maryland has not hosted its annual program.
Leadership Maryland is currently exploring options to provide virtual programming to its members in 2020.