Hello Leadership Geauga alumni, community partners and residents,

Innovation isn’t only about creating something new.  In the current landscape innovation becomes about figuring how to give people what they really need but can’t have.  Right now, more than ever we know that people need connections.  They need to have access to community leaders and to organizations they didn’t even know existed but who have been right here in their own back yard.

After much planning, dialogue and research the Leadership Geauga Board of Trustees is excited to announce a new program format for the 2020-2021 Adult Signature Program.  The 2020-2021 program will consist of a weekly 90- minute time commitment (most often on Thursdays from 8-9:30 AM).  Class days will run September 17- December 17, 2020 and then will resume after the holidays January 14- June 3, 2021.  These shorter more frequent class meetings will give our planning team more flexibility to move between virtual and in person meetings, that will follow public health guidance.

While this new format is different, we remain confident that with Leadership Geauga’s vast partner network and strong alumni base there is no one more ready and able to create connections and open doors through virtual and in person platforms.  We promise to deliver dynamic and highly interactive experiences and personalized guidance to support new connections and enhanced learning in team settings. Class members will make unique connections in Geauga County, meet people driving community growth, go behind the scenes into local businesses and organizations, enhance personal leadership skills and develop close bonds with other community leaders. Participants will virtually “travel throughout the County” while examining Human Service offerings, Health and Safety systems, Government interactions, Business types, and Agricultural diversities.  If the time presents itself where we can safely meet in person or physically go into spaces, we will adjust to provide those types of interactions.

We know that the adults who will go though our programs this year will have a different experience but we are confident that they will have an amazing experience, one that we have a history of providing.  Interested candidates should apply online or email Melanie with questions (info@leadershipgeauga.org)!