Signature Program

2022-2023 Leadership Tuscarawas Signature Program Application
Signature Program

Leadership Tuscarawas prepares us to be good stewards of the Tuscarawas Valley community.  Program participants develop a strong commitment to community involvement ensuring that our region has a strong foundation of civic engagement and servant leadership with each new generation.  

Updated curriculum for 2022-2023

Many new professional development training modules have been added to the program for 2022-2023.  Topics include, in part, best practices in leadership and management, servant leadership, ethics and leadership, and leadership and Diversity, to name just a few.

Program Schedule for 2022-2023

Overnight Retreat:                              August 25 and 26

Tuscarawas County Bus Tour:        September 13 ** Day begins at 7:30 am-5 pm **


Monthly Program Days are held the 2nd Tuesday of the month from 8:00 am-5:00 pm at Kent State Tuscarawas or at other local organizations and are scheduled as follows:


  • October 11
  • November 8
  • December 13
  • January 10
  • February 14
  • March 14
  • April 11
  • May 9
Participation and Time Commitment
  • Leadership Tuscarawas requires a serious commitment of time and energy. All applicants must be able to fulfill the attendance requirements.
  • Full participation of each individual is necessary, and attendance at each session is expected.  Because emergencies or business needs may arise, a participant may be absent from 12 hours of class.
  • Participants who are absent for more than 12 hours of class may not graduate with their current class. The hours missed must be made up the following year to graduate.
  • Leadership Tuscarawas reserves the right to notify a class participant’s employer/sponsor should they not meet the attendance requirements. 
  • Attendance for the entire two-day Program Retreat is mandatory and non-negotiable. Class participants who are accepted into the program and are unable to attend the retreat will be asked to wait until the following year to enter the program.
  • Each participant is required to take part in a Community Project that may require additional time commitments outside of class.
  • If accepted into the Leadership Tuscarawas program, applicants are encouraged to attend the May 10, 2022 Leadership Tuscarawas graduation ceremony where you will be introduced as a member of the Class of 2023.   
Who Benefits from Leadership Tuscarawas?
The Participants
  • The necessary skills to be a successful leader, group manager, decision maker and community trustee
  • Deeper understanding of Tuscarawas County and its challenges and opportunities
  • Expanded person network of local leaders
  • Personal and professional enrichment
  • Refined personal mission for community service and servant leadership
  • Improved self-reflection and self-awareness
  • Increased flexibility and openness for change
The Employer
  • Employees will increase leadership skills that will enhance their organizational effectiveness
  • Access to a regional network of colleagues that can help with business solutions
  • Readiness for collaboration, cooperation and teamwork
  • Involvement and a voice in community activities
  • Opportunity to position their business as an organization committed to "corporate caring"
Tuscarawas County
  • An active community leadership network with a better understanding of how things work and willing to take action to do the things most needed
  • County-wide collaborations
  • Increased citizen participation in community issues
  • Unified community members striving to create a better county

Explore becoming a participant if you:

  • Have a passion and motivation for serving Tuscarawas County
  • Have an opinion, want to learn more, or want to engage in inclusive dialogue about community issues
  • Want to engage and connect with others who desire to have a sustainable region
  • Work for a business or are an entrepreneur who wants to keep the Tuscarawas Valley economy strong
  • Work as a non-profit professional, member of government or community volunteer
  • Live or work in the Tuscarawas Valley
  • Each person has a capacity to be a leader-our program helps you get there
The Program
  • The curriculum for Leadership Tuscarawas serves as an incubator for community issue awareness, leadership skill development and networking
  •  The program year begins with a retreat and a county-wide bus tour. Participants take part in exercises to explore their personal leadership styles, understand and utilize teambuilding techniques, and begin network building with fellow participants
  •  From October through May the class spends one intensive day each month in interactive program days.  Sessions are held at various locations around the county, providing participants with a broader perspective of our area.   Tours at host locations are often a part of the program day
  • The following competencies for socially intelligent community leaders are presented during the nine-month program:  self-awareness, interpersonal and relational skills, teamwork and partnering, community awareness, servant leadership and much more.