Leadership Springfield is the premiere program for leadership development in the Ozarks. Leadership Springfield’s programs are designed to give you a deeper understanding of your community – and yourself. For three decades, we have helped emerging and established leaders take commitment to their community to an entirely new level. We’ve connected more than 1,000 graduates with local opportunities, needs, problems and resources during that time. Will you be next?
Our alumni network is an incredible and invaluable resource
"As a lifetime learner and educator I have had the opportunity to take part in countless professional growth activities throughout my career. However, I can say without doubt, that none have had the impact on both my professional and personal life that Leadership Springfield has had."
Ben Hackenwerth, Class 28
"Being new to Springfield, Leadership Springfield connected me to 32 professionals from different backgrounds in our community. Through the program, we learned what makes Springfield tick and ways we can work together to ensure it stays a great place to be for generations to come."
Francine Pratt-Class 27
"Leadership Springfield has channeled my personal and professional goals to reflect those of our Community. It has been refreshing to see so many others that have gone through Leadership Springfield, also very driven to see our community be the best place to work, live and play."
Teresa Coyan, Class 27
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Over the past 33 years, Leadership Springfield’s three programs have produced more than 1,000 alumni. While these graduates feel more connected and informed on local issues, they often ask themselves upon graduation, “Now what?” Until recently, there honestly hasn’t been a great answer for that question. Our graduates go out and make their own impact, which is more than significant, but it has always felt like there was the potential for more. How can the community leverage these trained leaders? This is how Impact Springfield was born.
Leadership Springfield's expansion to two Signature Classes is off to a fantastic start. As board president, I was fortunate to be able to speak to both Class 33 and Class 34 at their recent Launch Retreats. There are a total of 66 current and future community leaders in the classes who were engaged and energized during their two days together.