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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Leadership Springfield Academy just wrapped up its 28th class with a graduation ceremony at the Discovery Center. It was another stellar year as these juniors from various Springfield high schools made great connections, were inspired by what they saw, and were able to develop themselves along the way. Hear one parent’s account of her son’s experience in the post below.
Did we mention lifelong connections with your Leadership Springfield class peers? After a fantastic program day, Class 33 got creative and made a plan for the future. Find out what they have planned for 2033.