News and Notes
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."
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- 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!!
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
Springfield will always be my home and I can’t wait to share its story with any Nebraskan who will listen!
Our graduates do amazing things. Now the organization is looking for ways to maximize that energy and take it even further.
Leadership Springfield is more than a program or fieldtrip—it’s an intentional community learning experience- Leadership Class 23 graduate, Alina Lehnert
The Springfield Business Journal has announced the 2016 40 Under 40 recipients, and will celebrate this honor on March 24th at The Ramada Oasis & Convention Center at 5:30pm.
Ryan Burch is a junior at Central High School and is one of the students in Leadership Springfield Academy Class 26. Ryan shared his reflections from what he has gained from being involved in Leadership Springfield Academy so far & what it was like to be part of the planning for the Business Day program day. His eyes were opened up by the great number of large companies started right here in Springfield & the opportunities they provide for our region.
A special thank you to the Whitlock Company for sponsoring our Business Day.
Leadership Springfield’s Class 30 played Santa for senior citizens in the Ozarks over the holiday season.
The mission of Leadership Springfield is to Inspire, Develop & Connect. Class 30 took this to a whole new level this holiday season while playing Santa to area senior citizens. So proud of them & hoping their kindness inspires others to make a difference in our community.
Our next Leadership Springfield alumni event offers an opportunity to mingle with the incoming Chairman to the Chamber's Board of Directors, Debbie Shantz Hart, The Network and Leadership Springfield Alumni.
As always, your alumni dues will cover the cost of this event, so mark your calendar!