State of Ohio Leadership Institute


Developing the Next Generation of Ohio’s Elected State and Local Leaders

SOLI Leadership Programming

SOLI offers leadership training to state and local elected officials through a variety of short-term and long-term educational programs. These training programs complement rather than duplicate existing training for newly elected and appointed officials.

SOLI leadership programs offers programming in the following areas:

  • Knowledge and understanding of the basic structure and operation of state and local government in Ohio
  • Knowledge and understanding of state and local public finance (e.g. bonding, contracting, general revenue funds, etc.)
  • Knowledge and understanding of key policy areas that impact the state and Ohio’s localities (e.g. K-12 education; regulation and privatization; workforce development; regional and community development; transportation; energy; utilities; health care; criminal justice)
  • Public sector leadership skills and competencies (team building; political and managerial communication; motivation and influence)
  • Cultivation and development of core public values (service, equity, justice, fairness, accountability, transparency)

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“The happiest and most fulfilled people I’ve known are those who devoted themselves to something bigger and more profound than merely their own self interest.”
— Senator John Glenn