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Public Leadership Academy

We support leaders who inspire citizenship.

The Public Leadership Academy brings together a bipartisan group of rising Ohio elected and appointed officials to learn from each other and build lasting relationships across political boundaries. The intensive, one-week, residential Academy builds trust among participants who return to political life with a better understanding of their colleagues and a renewed commitment to public service.

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Program overview

Program designed for:
  • Newly elected and recently appointed state and local public officials
  • Rising leaders who are ready to commit one week during the summer
Program highlights:
  • One week in residence on the OSU campus
  • Instructors include leading scholars and practitioners in elected governance
  • Format includes lectures, panels, hands-on interactive experiences, and frequent dialogue


Training materials, lodging, and most meals are provided through generous support from the State of Ohio Leadership Institute

Participants arrive Sunday night and depart the following Friday

Lodging and most meals are provided on campus

Page Hall is home base for instruction but there also will be off-campus learning activities

Class size capped at 20 participants

Use the online application to submit a personal statement and resume

Priority will be given to rising leaders who were recently elected or appointed

The Republican and Democrat state party chairs will provide input during the process

Applicants will receive an email letting them know if their application has been accepted

Class of 2019

Class of 2018

For more information

Contact the Glenn College professional development team

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