The mission of Leadership Columbus is to develop, connect and inspire diverse leaders who serve as catalysts in building a strong and vibrant community.
An effective gauge of a community’s health and well being is the quality of the volunteer and civic contributions made by its leaders… those people who serve on boards and task forces, work with community groups and commissions, and serve as elected officials. These citizen leaders must be nurtured and provided with the tools that enable them to be successful and inspires them to be committed and passionate community trustees.
We enact our mission through a complement of programming including our 10-month Signature Program, Board Governance Training and Onboarding Columbus.
Helping Community Benefit Organizations through Trusteeship
Today, Leadership Columbus, one of the top five ranked community leadership programs in the country, provides state of the art education and training for emerging and existing leaders in the Columbus area. Since 1974, Leadership Columbus has been the premier training ground to educate, empower, equip and prepare more than 2,500 individuals to become the current and future trustees in and for our community. Leadership Columbus graduates have contributed to the quality of life in Central Ohio by their deeds and actions. In addition to completing more than 200 community projects, Leadership Columbus alumni have assumed positions of leadership in government, banking, business, industry, nonprofit sectors, politics, journalism, education, philanthropy, law, and neighborhood development. In addition, graduates populate the boards of the arts, health care and innumerable other nonprofit organizations in Central Ohio.