Leadership Cleveland trains young leaders, too


The Cleveland Leadership Center is known for its programs that give senior- and mid-career leaders the knowledge and skills to enhance their community impact, such as Leadership Cleveland and Cleveland Bridge Builders. But the nonprofit center, a Global Cleveland community partner, extends its civic training to emerging leaders as well.

Young professionals who want to explore how to make a positive difference in their workplace and community can climb aboard OnBoard Cleveland.

OnBoard is a leadership and civic development experience tailored for early-career professionals. It’s designed to enhance communication skills, strengthen workplace presence, build an appreciation of local assets and an awareness of the civic realm, and build connections among employees, their organizations and opportunities to become involved in the community.

Through the OnBoard experience, participants also come to better understand critical community issues, learn collaborative leadership skills to address those issues, and find new ways to connect with civic opportunities that align with personal interests and talents.

Here’s what some recent participants said about the program:

  • “OnBoard serves as a launchpad for early career professionals to develop professionally and engage civically. It gives participants the knowledge they need and mentors their skills so they can become effective members of the community.”
  • “A program where I get to learn more about Cleveland’s civic landscape as well as meet like-minded young professionals and network with important ‘movers and shakers’.”
  • “Professionally, nothing beats learning to communicate effectively with others, opening oneself up to new experiences and gaining knowledge of things that are important to you.”

The next cohort of OnBoard will launch in 2019, but those interested should contact Jill Pecoraro now for information about the application process, at (216) 592-2226 or [email protected].

OnBoard is one of several transformative experiences offered by Cleveland Leadership Center to connect, inspire and challenge individuals of all ages to make a positive community impact. For details, visit www.cleveleads.org or call (216) 592-2426.