News and Notes

Thank you to our Retiring Board Members

Posted by: Unknown on Friday, June 30, 2017

As another year of Leadership Springfield winds down, we thought we would take a moment to thank the outgoing board members who were a huge part of making it all happen.

Congratulations to Joe Page, 2017 Kenworthy recipient!

Posted by: Jamie Fields on Tuesday, June 13, 2017

Congratulations, Joe Page: 2017 Kenwothy award recipient.

Leadership Signature Classes 33 & 34 announced following record number of applicants

Posted by: Andrea Brady on Wednesday, May 31, 2017

A year ago, we announced that Leadership Springfield’s Signature Class program would expand to two full classes starting in Fall 2017. The idea was simple: In the more than 30 years since the program began, Springfield has grown and so has the need for thoughtful, engaged community leadership. There is always a great demand for limited spots in the Signature Class and so we felt both the need and demand led to a great opportunity to open up a second class. 

Reflections from Leadership Class 27 and Academy Class 28 announced

Posted by: Jamie Fields on Monday, May 22, 2017

For 28 years, Leadership Academy has connected 32 participants with business leaders and community organizations while giving them a behind-the-scenes look at the inner workings of our city.

Want to see a program day in action

Posted by: Unknown on Thursday, April 13, 2017

The Application deadline is here, need more information about the program?

Kenworthy Award honors a “patriarch” of Leadership Springfield’s early days

Posted by: Brian Fogle on Tuesday, March 21, 2017

Franklin Kenworthy was the patriarch of Class III of Leadership Springfield. In those beginning years of Leadership Springfield, the program was still building a foundation. Community-wide awareness and large pools of applicants would grow over time, but we were still some of the pioneers of the early days.

Get Involved, Be Informed, Vote April 4th

Posted by: Unknown on Monday, March 6, 2017

Voter turnout for April elections tends to hover around 10% of all registered voters. We can do better than this on April 4th!

A new perspective on the impact of Health & Medical Services in our community

Posted by: Mike Brothers on Friday, February 17, 2017

Health & Medical Services program day tapped into decision making, teamwork, facing challenges and community red flags. 

Big News- Applications for Classes 33 & 34 now open

Posted by: Unknown on Friday, February 3, 2017

If you haven't heard by now, next year Leadership Springfield will offer two Signature Classes in the upcoming year & applications are now open!

Communications & Technology day with sbjLive

Posted by: Jamie Fields on Wednesday, February 1, 2017

The Springfield Underground, a virtual  speaker and sbjLive - what a day! 

Alumni: we want to hear from you!

Posted by: Mike Brothers on Friday, January 13, 2017

Mark your calendar for March 2nd, we want to brag about you!!  

Have you registered yet? Join us for lunch with the incoming Chamber Chair, John Wanamaker.

Posted by: on Tuesday, January 3, 2017

2017 is here- start it off strong with other alumni! Register today.

Impact Springfield seeking alumni engagement for our latest project

Posted by: on Tuesday, January 3, 2017

Leadership Springfield is all about connections. Start the New Year maximizing those connections with Impact Springfield. 

Reconnecting for a Cause

Posted by: Jamie Fields on Thursday, December 22, 2016

Leadership Springfield isn't just about what happens during our"our year," its about staying connected and using what we got out of our Leadership Springfield experience to better our community.-Cheryl Briggs

Good food? Quality service? Good atmosphere? The Academy Class of Leadership Springfield received a lesson they never expected for the restaurant business.

Posted by: Chris Replogle on Monday, December 12, 2016

The Black Sheep's  Mike Jalili has more to share than just great burgers and shakes.

Principals See Both Challenges & Opportunities

Posted by: Marisa DeClue on Monday, November 21, 2016

Driven to learn more about the Springfield community as a whole and the challenges we face (sometimes challenges we’d all prefer to pretend didn’t exist), POL visited a handful of organizations that serve youth and adults living in poverty during its October program day.

Academy Class Learns about Studying Abroad in College

Posted by: Chris Replogle on Friday, November 18, 2016

It’s an amazing world out there.
 
The Academy Class of Leadership Springfield traveled the world during a unique panel for the education program day in October.  The day focused on specific programs of Springfield’s universities.

Lessons from Greenville: Chase the Waterfalls…

Posted by: Andrea Brady on Monday, November 14, 2016

Recently I had the opportunity to be part of the Chamber’s annual Community Leadership Visit to Greenville, South Carolina! Each year, dozens of leader from across the Springfield area visit a peer city to learn lessons and bring home great ideas.

Impact Springfield Opportunity-Developing a Community Recognition Program

Posted by: Don Harkey on Monday, October 24, 2016

Leadership Springfield is excited to share a way for alumni to reconnect and impact the community in the process!

Remember planning your first program day?

Posted by: Unknown on Friday, October 21, 2016

What a start for Class 32, the Springfield Our Community team set the bar high with the first program day!

The Leadership Springfield Academy Class 27 is ready for the opportunity they say is one of a lifetime.

Posted by: Chris Replogle on Tuesday, October 18, 2016

“What I want to get out of this experience is how to work with people, being compassionate in what I do,” said Parkview High School junior Jordan Smith. “Also, getting to know people better, know how they feel.” 

Celebrating an exciting year ahead

Posted by: Unknown on Wednesday, October 12, 2016
Our New Class Mixer is always a great place for our Principals of Leadership Class 4 and our Signature Class 32 to connect with board members, advisors and each other. We would like to share a special thank you to our sponsor, CoxHealth for ...

Impact Springfield Opportunity - Developing a Community Recognition Program

Posted by: Unknown on Tuesday, October 11, 2016

Impact Springfield Opportunity - Developing a Community Recognition Program

Next generation of Leadership

Posted by: Mike Brothers on Monday, September 19, 2016

Once again, the next generation of leaders are getting a chance to see their hometown in fresh ways through Academy Class 27. Check out the initial reactions from participants Alec Horton and Meredith Montgomery. We would also like to thank the Springfield Public Schools Online Office for making it possible for all students who participate to earn an elective credit for their transcript! We’re really excited that after 26 years we are continuing to find new ways to make this program even more relevant for our future leaders. 

Leadership Springfield Class 32 Retreat Takeaways

Posted by: Jamie Fields on Friday, September 16, 2016

"The program provided a renewed sense of wanting to be involved in our community. Clearly a positive energy in the room and people wanting more."

School's in for Principals of Leadership Class 4

Posted by: Unknown on Tuesday, September 6, 2016

We asked two participants in the Principals of Leadership Class 4 to give us some thoughts about the program following their kick-off retreat. Here's what they had to say. 

 

 

Thank you to our outgoing board members

Posted by: Unknown on Thursday, June 23, 2016

The backbone to any successful organization is a strong board, which makes saying goodbye to our incredible outgoing board members even more difficult. It has been an exciting year for Leadership Springfield thanks to the passion and vision of these five community leaders.

Arvest Bank encourages Leadership Springfield Graduates & alumni to dream big about Springfield!

Posted by: Brad Crain on Wednesday, June 15, 2016

 

Arvest Bank congratulates the current and past graduates of Leadership Springfield and encourages them to dream big about Springfield and what is possible as they reunite. We support your efforts and applaud your commitment.

Leadership Springfield doubling in size

Posted by: Geoff Pickle on Wednesday, June 15, 2016

Big news for Leadership Springfield, have you heard?

Leadership Springfield names David Hall as 2016 Kenworthy Award recipient

Posted by: Leadership Springfield names David Hall as 2016 Kenworthy Award recipient on Wednesday, June 15, 2016

David Hall,  2016 Kenworthy Award recipient shares "Even though I have worked for the Springfield Fire Department for over 27 years, Leadership Springfield really opened my eyes to the needs of our community as well as the dedication of people committed to making it a better place. The experience really drove home the need for me to get fully involved."