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The Return of Leadership Worthington

It’s been over 15 years in the making, but there will be a full Leadership Worthington class this year.

The Worthington Area Chamber and Leadership Worthington have agreed to reignite the program under the Chamber with the first full class beginning in Fall of 2024, including the return of Service Day.

This community leadership program focuses on empowering leaders to drive positive change for greater Worthington. Leadership Worthington works to develop, inspire and connect leaders that can help to lead our community and area businesses forward.

“This is a great opportunity for our community,” said Matt Lofy, President/ CEO of the Worthington Area Chamber and former leadership program leader in central Ohio. “Community leadership programs blend business, civic and nonprofit leadership creating an essential platform to inspire servant leaders to drive progress for our community.”

Leadership Worthington hosts sessions focused on personal and professional development, along with days highlighting how the City of Worthington, Worthington Schools, Worthington Libraries and area nonprofits work to serve our community. During workshops, interactive exercises and site tours, class participants will learn firsthand of challenges these entities face and will help to seek solutions to those challenges.

“In my experience,” said Lofy. “Graduates from community leadership programs are challenged upon graduating to find a way to plug into the community. Whether it’s serving on a nonprofit Board or running for Council or School Board, this program serves to be platform that empowers more servant leaders to ignite positive change for greater Worthington.

More information and a formal announcement will come in Spring 2024, including class application, scholarship opportunities and ways to support Leadership Worthington. Stay tuned to the Worthington Area Chamber’s social media platforms and website for more details.

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