News and Notes
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."
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