Because we have
Leadership Columbus,
Columbus will always
have leaders

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  • OnBoarding Columbus

    OnBoarding Columbus is designed for executives who are relatively new to Columbus or other recently promoted to top jobs requiring more community connection. Participants will gain a quick, but lasting, perspective of Columbus. Click Here to Learn More

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    Applications for the Leadership Columbus Class of 2019 are now available!

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  • Columbus Business First

    Laurie Stein Marsh explores the philosophy of community leadership through her penned columns in Columbus Business First.

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  • Chris Rutter

    Today was life changing for me. I have more in my life than I ever thought. I have friends and family who love me, I have a place to call home, I have money in my pocket and food on the table. I take all of this for granted every single day without even knowing it. I knew Leadership Columbus would change me, but I had no idea the impact of that change. I can do better, and I can do more. These organizations need help and we must step up and step in to help end poverty in our own backyards.

    Chris Rutter
  • Jim Flynn

    LC has meant lifelong friendships, humility and lessons in servant leadership.

    Jim Flynn
  • Karen Heiser

    LC created the burning platform and gave me the the tools, confidence and motivation for sustained involvement in our wonderful community.

  • Tom Walsh

    Leadership Columbus has really helped me grow both personally and professionally more than I ever could have imagined. I learned an incredible amount about the city and the different roles so many people play in the mosaic of our society. I leave this program having learned an incredible amount and having made such wonderful friends and memories for what will be years to come.

    Tom Walsh
  • Warren Strauss

    Leadership Columbus is an eye-opening and brilliant experience to help inspire and engage generations of diverse and talented leaders for our city.

    Warren Strauss

News & Events

OnBoarding November 2017
November 8-9 is the next session of OnBoarding Columbus. the 'cliff notes' version of our Signature Program. Be sure to share with your coworkers and friends this fantastic opportunity!
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2017 Best Party, Ever!
Announcing Transformed & Treasured - Best Party, Ever! 2017
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