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Leadership Stark County, Leadership Akron and Leadership Medina County are now accepting applications for yearlong leadership programs

CANTON, OHIO (April 10, 2012) – Three area leadership programs — Leadership Stark County, a department of the Canton Regional Chamber of Commerce, Leadership Akron and Leadership Medina County — are now accepting applications for their 2012-2013 classes. Each leadership program equips participants for community involvement and leadership. They offer an intensive study of community issues and interaction with prominent decision-makers, enabling participants to expand their effectiveness as community leaders. Each organization’s signature program is complemented by a number of other opportunities geared to specific audiences, which are detailed on their respective websites. Each program begins with a two-day opening retreat. After the retreat, participants spend one full day every month focusing on a certain aspect of their community. Focus areas include social services, business, government, education, and the arts as well as personal and professional leadership development. Individuals must work or live in the county of the leadership program to which they apply. Application and additional materials can be found on each program’s website. Deadlines for the application process are as follows: Leadership Akron: April 26, 2012; www.lakron.com Leadership Medina County: April 30, 2012; www.leadershipmedinacounty.org Leadership Stark County: April 27, 2012; www.leadershipstarkcounty.org

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