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Discover Your Potential

Developing leadership in the

Worthington community


What is leadership worthington
What is Leadership Worthington?

  • Organization focused on increasing personal leadership skills and advancing leadership goals within the community

  • A community network of

    leadership-minded colleagues

  • Open to Worthington area

    residents or employees


Mission and vision
Mission and Vision

Our Mission

To enhance the understanding of leadership qualities and develop individual and group leadership potential in order to create a better Worthington area community.

To reveal leaders who inspire, innovate and connect.

Our Vision


Leadership worthington goals
Leadership Worthington Goals

  • Enhance quality of individual

    and organizational leadership

  • Promote understanding of

    issues and resources specific

    to Worthington area

  • Visibly and positively effect community through programs developed as class projects

  • Provide community with skilled leadership base for the future


Adult programs
Adult Programs

  • Nine-month program begins in mid-September

  • Focus on self-understanding of leadership style

  • Explore community businesses, government, schools and service agencies

  • Community Service Projects – All students participate

  • Involvement/support in many community events


Youth leadership programs
Youth Leadership Programs

  • Six-week program offered each fall and spring

  • Open to high school sophomores, juniors and seniors

  • 8th Grade Summer Program

  • Focus is on skill-building and service opportunities


Who participates in our adult program
Who Participates in Our Adult Program?

  • Worthington School District Residents/Employees

  • Representatives from:

    • Business

    • Education

    • Government

    • Media

    • Civic groups

    • Community organizations

    • School System


Adult program format
Adult Program Format

  • Two-day retreat in September

  • 14 afternoon/evening classes

  • Project presentations at Annual Meeting in May


Adult program sessions include
Adult Program Sessions Include:

  • Self-assessment & Presentation skills

  • Leadership Ethics

  • Worthington history

  • Municipal structure and issues

  • Leadership styles

  • Creating Community

  • Human services

  • Community diversity

  • Education in Worthington

  • Business in Worthington area

  • Boardmanship & Trusteeship


Adult class projects
Adult Class Projects

  • Self-assembled project teams of 3 - 6 classmates

  • Project theme and scope determined by team

  • Projects benefit community and serve as laboratory for practicing leadership skills

  • Successful past projects include Service Day,

  • 4th of July Picnic, Firefighter’s Memorial,

  • Fido Fest, Community Spelling Bee and the

  • Leadership for a Lifetime Award Program & more


What is the commitment
What is the Commitment?

  • Attend and actively participate in all sessions

  • Miss no more than 3 sessions

  • Participate as team member in group project

  • $700 tuition – Scholarships/Payment plans are available. Many students are sponsored by their employer.

  • Challenge to Succeed!


Support from city of worthington
Support from City of Worthington

  • Worthington City Council has supported LW for 12 years

  • Support Level has ranged from $5,000 to $10,000

  • Provides a variety of resources for LW Events and programs

  • City Funding comprises 15% of our annual budget

  • Remaining 85% is internally raised by LW


Return on investment
Return on Investment

  • Building Alumni Base

  • Service to the Community

  • Service Learning Projects for Youth

  • Strengthened Businesses

  • Economical Benefits

  • Civic Well-Being


Alumni base
Alumni Base

  • More than 375 Graduates since 1991

    serving in community organizations…

    • City Council

    • Library Board

    • PTA’s

    • Worthington Youth Boosters

    • Lions International

    • Rotary

    • and more!


Services to the community
Services to the Community

  • More than 65 Adult Class Projects

  • 3 to 5 Projects per Class

  • Various Community Events

  • Support for various Non-Profits

  • Service Learning Projects for Youth


Strengthened local businesses
Strengthened Local Businesses

  • Direct Benefit to Businesses with Graduates

  • Highly Applicable Skills

  • Graduates span wide array of industries

  • Represented in Private & Public Sectors

  • Non-Profit Organizational Support


Economical benefits
Economical Benefits

  • Connects Businesses to Community

  • Employee Turnover Reduced

  • Businesses Less-Likely to Relocate


Civic well being
Civic Well-Being

Organizations that benefit by our graduates…

- American Red Cross

- Big Brothers/Big Sisters

- Habitat For Humanity

- Rotary / Lions Clubs

- Dozens of Worthington Non-Profits

- Central Ohio Diabetes

- Buckeye Ranch

- Many more!


Thank you
Thank You!

Leadership Worthington is grateful for past support of our program.


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