January Spotlight: Leadership Springfield

January is here, and with it comes New Year’s resolutions, goal-setting, and elaborate plans for the year. Leadership Springfield takes this time of year to focus on growth and what that means to us.

Our mission to inspire, develop, and connect leaders to serve the Springfield community is largely centered around growth. Both cultivating leadership growth to create a legacy and community growth to positively shape Springfield’s future.

Growth can be many things. Learning a skill. Receiving a promotion. Discovering a passion. Growth can also be as simple as a deeper understanding. That is what Leadership Springfield hopes to offer through our programs. A deeper understanding of our community to inspire change and develop strong local leaders.

We want to invite you to set your sights on growth this year and lead with purpose! Whether you are just now putting down roots or enjoying the fruits of your labor from a decades-long career, our leadership development programs will help you dig deeper and extend the reach of your impact in our Springfield community.

As you embark on your New Year’s resolution journeys, consider including a Leadership Springfield program in your plan. Applications for our Signature Class launch on January 23. If you are newer to the area or looking for more of a crash course into Springfield, registration is open for our next 2-day Access Class on February 22-23. Learn more about these opportunities to grow your leadership below.

Signature Class

What if there was more to Springfield than you thought? No matter how long you have called Springfield home, Leadership Springfield’s Signature Class will help you better establish roots, connect with the community in new ways, and gain a unique awareness of your strengths to make an impact where your passions and community needs meet.

Applications for our 2023-2024 Signature Class open on Monday, January 23. The early bird deadline to apply is Monday, March 6. The final application deadline is Monday, March 27.

This program has been cultivating leadership in Springfield for more than 35 years. Participants engage with the Community Focus Report’s blue ribbons and red flags, dive into leadership development, build meaningful connections, and more. This nine-month program develops informed leaders with increased awareness and commitment to the community.

Invest in yourself, your leadership growth, and your legacy. Save the date to apply for the Signature Class! Learn more about the program before applications launch.

Access Class

Our Access Class is designed for local professionals wanting an immersive, fast-paced experience in our community! In this crash course into Springfield, participants spend two business days learning about our region, fostering connections with other leaders, and discovering opportunities to get engaged. Organizations and attendees benefit from direct exposure to local leaders and access to an expansive community network. Our next Access Class is February 22-23 (Wednesday and Thursday). Boost your career, gain valuable resources, and plug into Springfield. Click here to register for the February Access Class.

Visit leadershipspringfield.org to learn more or email us at info@leadershipspringfield.org.