News and Notes
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, Joe Page: 2017 Kenwothy award recipient.
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.
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.
The Application deadline is here, need more information about the program?
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.
Voter turnout for April elections tends to hover around 10% of all registered voters. We can do better than this on April 4th!
Health & Medical Services program day tapped into decision making, teamwork, facing challenges and community red flags.
If you haven't heard by now, next year Leadership Springfield will offer two Signature Classes in the upcoming year & applications are now open!
The Springfield Underground, a virtual speaker and sbjLive - what a day!
Mark your calendar for March 2nd, we want to brag about you!!
2017 is here- start it off strong with other alumni! Register today.
Leadership Springfield is all about connections. Start the New Year maximizing those connections with Impact Springfield.
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.
The Black Sheep's Mike Jalili has more to share than just great burgers and shakes.
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.
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.
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.
Leadership Springfield is excited to share a way for alumni to reconnect and impact the community in the process!
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.
“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.”
Impact Springfield Opportunity - Developing a Community Recognition Program
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.
"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."
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.
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 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.
Big news for Leadership Springfield, have you heard?
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."