Leadership Geauga is welcoming applications for the Class of 2018. Leadership Geauga is more than a social club, it is a community of active and engaged leaders who care deeply about our community. We work to develop leadership capacity and civic engagement in individuals who live and/or work in Geauga County, so we can collectively work to keep Geauga an amazing community.
Leadership Geauga, which began in 1995, is a leadership development program aimed at increasing the leadership networks of our community members. Each year, approximately 35 people are selected to join our cohort of leaders, which begins in September and ends in June the following year.
Part of the reason Leadership Geauga is effective is because we recruit professionals from different areas to ensure at least one person can provide insight on the issues we may learn about during the program. It all goes back serving the community, so we look for candidates that bring a diversity of skills, background and experience. These are people who would otherwise never have the chance to meet—let alone work together—so the unexpected friendships formed tend to last.
During the 10-month program, we participate in classes which include site visits, behind-the-scene tours and interactive programs that provide individuals with a better understanding of community issues, local resources and inspire community engagement. Graduates are introduced to new organizations and businesses throughout the county and are encouraged to find out what we can do to make a difference and work together.
Leadership Geauga is once again preparing the annual Taste of Leadership event. As in past years, attendees enjoy appetizers and beverages and the camaraderie of colleagues. This also allows for Leadership Geauga to share how the program is mutually beneficial. We benefit from you, and the expertise and passion you bring and you benefit from the increased knowledge, connections and engagement you have within the community.
We are looking forward sharing our story at the Taste of Leadership in April 26, 2017, at the Munson Township Hall, 12210 Auburn Rd, Chardon, OH 44024 from 5:00 until 7:00 pm. The event provides an opportunity to meet with past and potential future Leadership class members. Your participation in recruitment is essential to the success of Leadership Geauga. As an alumnus you are encouraged to bring a guest, friend, neighbor, or coworker who would be interested in becoming involved in the Leadership Geauga program.
If you are not an alumnus of Leadership Geauga, please consider this your personal invitation to join us. You can nominate yourself for consideration, so don’t be shy! If you are interested and would like to attend, please contact any Leadership Geauga graduate, call us at the office 440-286-8115 or email: firstname.lastname@example.org.
For more information, or to recommend yourself or a friend, visit our website leadershipgeauga.org