Leadership Springfield Classes Announced

Leadership Springfield Announces 2019-20 Signature & Academy Class Participants

Springfield, MO - 100 local leaders will join the Springfield area community leadership program next fall, as Leadership Springfield announces the selection of the Signature and Academy programs.
The Signature Class is Leadership Springfield’s flagship program. For over 30 years, the program has identified leaders and familiarized them with the community’s opportunities, needs, problems and resources. Each year, participants are selected from competitive 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 Academy Class program was established in 1990 as a way of expanding Leadership Springfield’s reach to a younger generation. The Academy is open to juniors from Springfield public and private high schools as well as homeschool students who reside within the Springfield Public Schools district. Thirty-two students are selected each year for a program that is modeled after the Signature Class. The upcoming program year marks the 30th anniversary of the Academy program.
“We look forward to welcoming another great group of classes,” said Carrie Richardson, Executive Director.

Please find the class members for the fall of 2019 listed below.

As a member of the national Association of Leadership Programs, Leadership Springfield has been engaging local leaders for more than three decades. Program participants graduate with a deeper understanding of the community and increased connection with local opportunities, needs, problems and resources. With a focus on understanding strengths and exploring community impact, the core curriculum is designed to inspire, develop and connect leaders to serve the Springfield area community. In addition to the flagship Signature Class program and the Academy Class, Leadership Springfield also offers a quarterly two-day Access Class and custom community leadership programming for local educators and other groups. For more information, please visit leadershipspringfield.org.