Leadership Stark County’s Spotlight Program is designed to cultivate key professional competencies in young professionals. Each session uses a combination of discussion, on-site tours, guest speakers, and training tools to focus on two to three of the Leadership Stark County competencies.

  • Collaboration- Operating intentionally to identify opportunities for advancement, alignment, and development across organizations and/or individual parties
  • Strategic Agility- Openly and continuously adjusts and adapts course of action and ways of thought in the midst of volatile, uncertain, complex and ambiguous circumstances, resulting in effective alternatives
  • Innovation and Technology- Uses a variety of innovative approaches, techniques and media and provides challenging thoughts, ideas, and ways of functioning resulting in creative solutions.
  • Effective Communication- Creates an environment of open communication by articulating accurate messages with clarity and confidence while influencing others to retain and understand the message.
  • Service to Others- Implements a set of practices and philosophies that supplement the lives and passions of individuals by providing talents, support, time, and resources to nurture a compassionate community

The Spotlight for Young Professionals course is geared for those in their 20s and early 30s who are ready to take their career and community involvement to the next level. It includes six sessions beginning on Tuesday, September 27 and continuing on alternate Tuesdays through December 6, meeting from 4:00-6:00 p.m.

Tuition is $495 per person and includes all materials. Tuition assistance is available for participants from non-profit organizations or entrepreneurs.  Companies may enroll a cohort of up to 10 employees. Applications are available at now and until the class is filled.

The Encounter Stark County bus tour is highly recommended as a companion to Spotlight Stark County. The tour is Wednesday, October 19 from 7:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m. and is normally $89 per person.

Sign up for both the Spotlight course and the Encounter Stark County tour for only $555 and save!