Signature Class

The Signature Class is Leadership Springfield’s flagship program. For 30 years, the program has identified leaders and familiarized them with the community’s opportunities, needs, problems and resources.

Each year, a class of 32 participants is selected from applications to participate in the nine-month program, which includes two retreats and intensive daylong, once-a-month sessions on a variety of topics. The topics are set in advance, but you and a group of your classmates will plan each program day for the class. 

The program day topic areas include:

  • Springfield, Our Community
  • Criminal Justice and Public Safety
  • Civic Awareness
  • Communications and Technology
  • Health and Medical Services
  • Education and Life-Long Learning
  • Arts and Quality of Life


Selection Considerations

Each class is carefully selected to be representative of our community and to achieve balance in terms of professional backgrounds, leadership experience, time in the Springfield community, race, gender, and industry. Applications will be thoroughly reviewed. Therefore, taking the application seriously and providing a strong application is critical.

More information:

Email if you would like to be notified when applications open for Class 35.