Leadership Lake Houston


Designed to prepare, tool, and enable participants to make an impact on the growth and vitality of the community, Leadership Lake Houston is a prestigious nine-month program. The sessions are hosted once a month for 8 consecutive months, where participants learn the current needs of the community and how to serve on committees and boards. This program offers opportunities to sharpen leadership skills, develop knowledge, and focus on issues affecting our community. The session topics include Quality of a Leader and Area History, Business and Economic Development, Government, Justice and Public Safety, Education, Health Care, Social Services, and Community Leadership. This special program includes an opening reception, a two-day retreat and ropes course, eight sessions, and a graduation ceremony.

Leadership Lake Houston Alumni

The Leadership Lake Houston Alumni Association is an extension of the prestigious Leadership Lake Houston program. This program encourages continued community involvement and helps maintain relationships among alumni of the Leadership Lake Houston program. The Leadership Lake Houston Alumni Association Advisory Board hosts several events throughout the year. The focus of these events is to network, educate, and give to the next class of Leadership Lake Houston participants. This is an outstanding group of community-minded leaders and a great organization to have your name associated with.

Group of people from the Leadership Lake Houston program

Frequently Asked Questions

Leadership Lake Houston is a program of the Partnership Lake Houston which identifies and develops future leaders for our community. The intent of the program is to develop new community leaders and enhance the skills and community awareness of existing community leaders by exposing participants to the challenges and opportunities in various segments of our community. The goal of this process is to assemble a network of community leaders who can enhance their problem solving and other leadership abilities through shared perspectives and working together.

Your company will benefit from a development program that helps expand your scope and reach by increasing your community exposure and awareness and creating and identifying opportunities to market your company. The Leadership Lake Houston Program will develop your participating employees and provide them a well-rounded overview of the Lake Houston Area market.

Anyone engaged in a career, or other endeavors, having an interest in community development and growth is invited to apply. At a minimum, the successful candidate will have expressed a desire to contribute both time and energy toward serving the community, demonstrated prior volunteer involvement and demonstrated professional growth. Class size is limited.


Program tuition is $895. Tuition must be paid in full. Tuition is payable by the individual, the employer or the sponsoring organization and is non-refundable. Tuition covers all program materials, meals, snacks, Opening Retreat and Graduation.


Our commitment is to provide participants with experiences, knowledge and skills to better assume leadership roles within the community. The program will strengthen confidence, motivation, creativity and relationships. It will open the door to leadership opportunities and provide a better understanding of the challenges facing our community. This program will help participants identify the areas that interest them in investing their time and talent.


Candidates should have demonstrated an interest in volunteer leadership as well as a desire to increase their involvement in community activities. Participation in all scheduled activities is required to graduate from the program. Participants are allowed to miss only eight (8) hours total of regular sessions during the Leadership Lake Houston year. Any tardy or partial days will be included in this eight (8) hour total. Attending the entire Opening Retreat is mandatory. Upon graduation, participants will be expected to become involved in the community in some type of leadership capacity.

Regular session dates will be held from 8:30 am – 3:30 pm, one day a month beginning in August/September. Any deviations will be disclosed to the class well in advance.

Opening Reception: Held in the evening and welcomes new candidates, sponsors and past alumni.

Opening Retreat: Two-day, overnight leadership retreat that will explore leadership and includes team building exercises.

Social Services: Discover various social service organizations and how they make an impact in our area.

Healthcare: Learn about the area’s healthcare amenities and the challenges facing our healthcare community.

Government: Interact with local government leaders and learn about the entities that govern our area.

Justice & Public Safety: Discover the our area’s history and experience the Quality of Life the Lake Houston Area offers.

Education: Learn about our public & private education systems and the challenges they’re currently facing.

Economic Development: Learn about the area’s Economic Development Program and the strengths and challenges of our area in regards to economic development.

Quality of a Leader: Learn about different types of volunteer leadership service, expectations for volunteer leaders and how to determine to which projects, committees or boards to commit.

Class Project Day: Put your leadership to the test as you complete a community project of your choice with your classmates.

Graduation: Gather with your class on program leaders as you celebrate the end of the program and the beginning of your community leadership journey. Graduation is held in the evening.

For questions, please contact Shannon Magee at smagee@lakehouston.org or 281-446-2128


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Janet Huberty, State Representative Dan Huberty

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