Barberton CLI

What is the Barberton Community Leadership Institute?

The Barberton CLI features community-based learning experiences focused on Barberton's key assets and decision-makers, while linking community issues to the broader picture of Summit County. Through this opportunity, you will grow as a leader and see how the impact of your involvement can help advance the community.

The Barberton CLI is presented in partnership with Leadership Akron, Barberton Community Foundation and Tuscora Park Health & Wellness Foundation.


The 2018 Barberton CLI sessions occurred on Wednesdays from 8:30am to 4:30pm 

   September 12    Opening Retreat
   September 19    Arts & Quality of Life
   September 26    Community Health & Public Safety
   October 10    Economic Vitality
   October 17    Youth & Education
   October 31    Closing Retreat





How do I complete the application?  We utilize an online application system called draftonce. You may access the application here, or follow the link below. Please read through the instructions below on how to complete your application through draftonce:


  1. You will be prompted to create your own online account so that you can complete the application in part and come back at a later time to complete and submit the application. 
  2. When you begin your application, be sure to select the Barberton Community Leadership Institute from the New tab.
  3. Using any of the navigation keys (Next, Finish, Back) will automatically save your application. Once you have started an application, you will be able to access it under the In-Progress tab. After you have "finished" an application, you will still be able to access it under the Completed tab; you do not need to do anything further to submit your application.
  4. How soon must I complete the application? The application deadline is Monday, September 3rd at 5 p.m.


Click Here to access the application!


Tuition: The cost of the Barberton CLI is $600

Application Deadline: September 3, 2018


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