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Leadership Livingston

Leadership Livingston is a series of sessions designed to expand the leadership potential existing in Livingston County. The program was initiated by Cleary University and the Brighton and Howell Chambers of Commerce in 1992, and is modeled after similar leadership development programs operating successfully across the country.

To do our part in keeping our community safe during the COVID-19 pandemic, participants will meet monthly, October through May, in an in person setting practicing social distancing and wearing masks when indoors. We will announce locations (around the county) as each session is secured. If by chance Cleary University is required to pivot classes to virtual, we also will pivot to Zoom. Let’s hope for the best.

Each full-day session will feature leaders from a specific community sector (judicial, government, education, etc.). In addition to interaction with other leaders, there is another key part – actually leading a group of people through a strategic planning process. Participants will work with a local nonprofit to schedule time outside of class to complete the project. We believe learning is most effective when you apply what you learn!

*You must be able to attend all sessions to receive your certificate


Leadership Livingston brings together individuals with diverse backgrounds and experiences who have demonstrated a talent for and a commitment to leadership.

Goals of Leadership Livingston

The goals of Leadership Livingston are simple:

  1. To identify existing and emerging leaders and to expand the number of informed civic-oriented leaders.
  2. To provide information on community resources, to identify community concerns and to give participants an opportunity to interact with other business and community leaders.
  3. To challenge participants to increase their knowledge and to become actively involved in problem solving in the community.
  4. To develop a core of individuals who will serve the county as a source for informed, motivated project leaders.
  5. To have an immediate positive effect on the participants, their organizations and the community.

Contact Us for More Information

For more information about Leadership Livingston, contact Jill Humble at 517-219-2619, or jhumble@cleary.edu.

Leadership Livingston Schedule