News and Notes

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."

Leadership Springfield is all about building a better Springfield

Posted by: Don Harkey on Tuesday, June 14, 2016

People Centric's mission is to "support leaders to live and work within their core strengths and passions with clarity and purpose".  This mission aligns very well with Leadership Springfield's mission to "inspire, develop, and connect leaders to serve the Springfield community".

Congratulations to all of the 417 Magazine Most Beautiful Finalists

Posted by: Unknown on Thursday, June 9, 2016

Congratulations to all of the 417 Magazine Most Beautiful Finalists- The deadline to vote is tomorrow at 5:00pm.  Learn more about the finalists and cast your vote today!

One Big Class reunion in ONE week!

Posted by: Unknown on Tuesday, June 7, 2016

One Big Class Reunion in one week!!




Leadership Springfield announces Principals of Leadership Class 4 & Leadership Academy Class 27

Posted by: Jamie Fields on Friday, June 3, 2016

Leadership Springfield, the area’s most comprehensive community-based leadership development program, has selected the members of its 4th Principals of Leadership Class and the 27th Leadership Academy Class.

Leadership Academy Class 26: These students prove Leadership Springfield is the start of something bigger

Posted by: Chris Replogle on Thursday, May 12, 2016
The Leadership Springfield Academy Class 26 graduated in April. However, the work of that class did not stop at the ceremony. “Through Leadership Springfield we have learned a lot of the issues that surround our community,” said ...

Another Great Continuing Education Event in the books!

Posted by: Unknown on Wednesday, May 11, 2016
Our last continuing education event had it all, an incredible panel of passionate business owners, networking time with Leadership Springfield alum and a delicious lunch from an area food truck. This event really hit home with Class 28 Leadership ...

Announcing Signature Class 32

Posted by: Mike Brothers on Friday, May 6, 2016
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE May 6, 2016 Contact: Mike Brothers, Leadership Springfield vice president 417.894.9064 Announcing Signature Class for Leadership Springfield Springfield, Mo. – Leadership Springfield, the area’s most ...

Leadership Springfield Committee Openings

Posted by: Mike Brothers on Friday, April 15, 2016
As the Leadership Springfield program year draws to a close this spring, our board and committee members are already looking ahead to next year. Our eight standing committees are truly the heart and soul of Leadership Springfield – they are ...

Leadership Springfield Signature Class Day takes an Unusual Turn

Posted by: Bridget Lovelle on Wednesday, April 13, 2016
For the first time ever, the normal “healthcare” Leadership Springfield signature class day in March wasn’t the usual visits to local healthcare facilities. Instead, the full day was focused on poverty in Springfield. The first ...

Springfield will always be my home and I can’t wait to share its story with any Nebraskan who will listen!

Posted by: Parker McKenna on Friday, April 8, 2016
As many of you know, my wife and I have made the decision to leave the Springfield community as the result of a career transition; We will be transitioning to Omaha, Nebraska over the next few months. Given that we announced our decision in early ...

Leadership Springfield Academy meets Officer Shawn Clawson, and hopefully they never forget him

Posted by: Chris Replogle on Friday, March 25, 2016
It is a message police hopes stays with a group of high schoolers forever. The Leadership Springfield Academy class received a lesson on the dangers of drinking and driving from one who faces the problem daily. Officer Shawn Clawson participated ...

Leadership Springfield: It’s about lending a hand, not pointing a finger.

Posted by: Jamie Fields on Friday, March 11, 2016
As the deadline for applying for Leadership Springfield Class 32 approaches, Jim Anderson, Class 3 alum, reflected on his time in the program. When asked to share what has proven to be the most valuable takeaway and used the most in his career, ...


Posted by: Don Harkey on Wednesday, March 2, 2016

Our graduates do amazing things. Now the organization is looking for ways to maximize that energy and take it even further. 

My Strengths. My Community. My Social Capital. My Impact.

Posted by: Alina Lehnert on Sunday, February 21, 2016

Leadership Springfield is more than a program or fieldtrip—it’s an intentional community learning experience- Leadership Class 23 graduate, Alina Lehnert 

Communications and Technology Refelctions from Signature Class 31

Posted by: Unknown on Monday, February 1, 2016
Communications and Technology, this program day planning team really stepped up their game by incorporating technology and interaction throughout the day, with some takeaways that will help give Class 31 skills in managing communication and ...