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September 01, 2016
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Aug 16, 2016

Suzie Graham, President and CEO of Downtown Akron Partnership, describes her leadership style of balancing "boots on the ground" versus "idealistic, beautiful vision."

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Aug 02, 2016

Leadership Akron is currently seeking nominations for the New Community Leaders Reception. Do you know a leader new to Akron or new to their position? Nominate them today.

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Jul 21, 2016

We will be adding to our program base in early 2017. In preparation for this new leadership development opportunity, we are currently looking to hire a facilitator for our Civic Solutions Lab. 

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Signature ProgramAn unparalleled community learning experience for 36 leaders per year. Applications available March. Program runs August-June each year. Read More


Leadership Akron Junior LogoA community awareness and leadership experience for high school juniors, two from each public/private/parochial high school in Summit County. Applications available in April. The class meets for monthly program days, September-April each year. Sophomores can inquire with their counselor or principal about representing their school. Read More


Leadership Akron Alumni Logo A hub for program graduates to connect, collaborate, and learn.

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insigh:Akron Logo A one-day “crash course” in Akron designed to give new executives a running start to their community involvement. Read More


Torchbearers Logo An independent affiliate of Leadership Akron, Torchbearers focuses on connecting, developing and engaging young leaders to serve our community. Applications available in May for the 2016 class. Visit Torchbearersakron.com


Community Leadership Institutes A short-course (2-3 months) that introduces participants to principles and practices of community leadership. The CLI’s blend leadership development with community involvement and awareness, and can be customized for the specific needs of a company/organization. Available on an open-enrollment basis each Spring and Fall; contact Leadership Akron for opportunities to customize to an individual employer.
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N.E.X.T. “New Endeavors for Experienced Talent” provides senior leaders the opportunity to examine community needs, personal strengths, and individual involvement in the community post-career. Read More


InternEdge Provides college interns an opportunity to explore the Akron area as a place to build a life and career. Delivered in partnership with Torchbearers, applications are available in March for the summer season. Read More

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