Community Leadership Institutes

The application period has closed for the Spring CLI. If you submitted an application, you should hear back from us by February 10th. 


Local employers have expressed an interest in Leadership Akron providing a way for more of their employees to connect with our work and with the community since the Signature Program class is limited to one participant from any given employer. In response, Leadership Akron successfully piloted an experience with Goodyear in 2011 that blended leadership development and community awareness. Based on the success of this model and the positive feedback from research with local human resources managers, we are now pleased to have completed more than a dozen different CLI programs. We are excited to offer this opportunity to further develop your talent and connect your leaders with our community.

In addition to specialized CLI programs, Leadership Akron offers a Community Leadership Institute that is open to all.  This is offered each spring and each fall.  Topics include: Board & Nonprofit Basics; Managing Networks/Communicating Effectively; Financial Sustainability & Social Enterprise; and Leading Change.

View the full brochure. 

The Spring 2017 program days will run Wednesdays from 8:30 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.

March 22 (opening)       May 10
April 5                               May 24 (closing)
April 26

Cost: $850



As leaders become more involved in the community, they hone their leadership capabilities and incorporate new practices into their work. As leaders across the company take part in this work, they become stronger individual performers and build a culture that is more collaborative. Below are some of the attributes that comprise the value proposition for this work: 

Plugging leaders into the community gives them the chance to sharpen skills that can benefit their performance in their current job, while building capabilities that may prove critical to their future roles in the company.

As employees get more involved in the community they build the reputation of their employer as a positive corporate citizen.

Engaging in this work with other leaders in various departments and seniority levels presents the opportunity to build relationships among employees.

An employer’s commitment to seeing their people involved in the community builds the attachments of employees to the company.


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