The Institute for Leadership & Advocacy is a 10-week course designed to prepare emerging leaders to effectively serve their communities and work with public officials. Participants engage in discussions about the issues, requirements and expectations associated with public service. Sessions are taught by highly experienced professionals comprised of public officials and other regional leaders. The Institute includes year-long engagement in activities and events.
The program is the longest running of its kind in the state. It is made possible by the Toledo Regional Chamber of Commerce and The Leadership Fund, and offered in partnership with the Ohio State University Extension and the Ohio Sea Grant College Program.
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Registration is closed. For more information on the Institute, please contact Tim Schneider, Manager, Local Government Advocacy, at (419) 243-8191.
2019 Institute graduates with Ohio Sixth District Court of Appeals Judge Christine Mayle
2018 Institute graduates with Ohio District 1 State Senator Robert McColley
2017 Institute graduates with Ohio District 3 State Representative Theresa Gavarone
2016 Institute graduates with former Ohio Supreme Court Justice Judith Ann Lanzinger