Building Our Future, One Leader at a Time
Our Katahdin, with the help of a generous grant from the Maine Community Foundation and in partnership with the Katahdin Region Higher Education Center, will launch a leadership incubator focused on supporting local entrepreneurs and community leaders.
In designing the incubator, we are emphasizing mentorship, apprenticeship and experiential learning and complementing these programs with more limited classroom learning opportunities. We believe in “learning by doing” and our own experience has shown that 1:1 learning opportunities are typically the most valuable and long lasting.
In addition, Our Katahdin is currently in the process of linking this Katahdin region leadership incubator with an existing state-wide network of innovation centers to take advantage of the programs that have been developed in various regions in Maine, and to increase the level of engagement between the Katahdin region and other regions of the state. This linkage will provide new learning opportunities for leaders in the Katahdin region, while also giving our local leaders opportunities to share their own successes and lessons learned. We believe this state-wide network will provide new sources of inspiration, knowledge and professional connections -- all essential to moving the Katahdin region forward in the 21st century.