2017 - 2018 Program Dates 

September 14 and 15, 2016 
Opening Retreat  
This two day event is designed to introduce class members to the Leadership Portage County experience.  Small group activities facilitated by local experts provide a deeper understanding of personality traits, communication styles and types of leadership.

October 5, 2016  
County Tour 
Class member depart via motor coach for a day-long tour of Portage County. On this guided tour participants gain insights into the rich history and hidden gems that make Portage County unique. 

November 2, 2016 
Human Services Day
This program day offers an examination of the social service needs of Portage County and the organizations and agencies that provide support and aid to those in need. 

December 7, 2016
Government Day

Tour county facilities and meet with elected officials.  Gain insights into the county's political structure and challenges facing those who govern.

 

January 11, 2017
Education Day

'21st Century Learning' and 'College and Career Readiness' are buzzwords of the day.  K-12 and higher education are the focus of this program day.

                                      

February 1, 2017 
Business Day

Learn about Portage County's economic engine. 

March 1, 2017 
Health Day

Explore the hidden world of healthcare here in Portage County.   Visit the world class medical university right in your own backyard and take a look inside an operating room where life saving procedures are performed.

April 5, 2017
Leadership Conference & Showcase
Held annually at NEOMED's NEW Center, the Leadership Conference and Showcase is a highlight of the Leadership Portage County program.


May 3, 2017
Closing Retreat/Graduation
 A time to celebrate and reflect on the journey taken during the previous 8 months. Closing Retreat brings prospective to the Leadership Portage County experience.

About the Program

Leadership Portage County is a nine month experience designed to develop active and influential leaders with the appropriate knowledge to address important issues facing Portage County. Participants are engaged in an exploration of the region to gain a deep understanding of the county‚Äôs challenges and opportunities.  These experiential learning opportunities also provide professional development to assist participants in building their personal leadership skills. Click here to download the 2018 application.