Signature Program | Kent State Tuscarawas | Kent State University

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.  

Leadership Tuscarawas 2018 Application

Who Benefits from Leadership Tuscarawas?

The Participant

  • 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, and Community Awareness and Service