LEAD Institute


Lead Institute Brochure

Class of 2021 Calendar

Terri Greene, Director



February 19: Apply online
August 1: Application is due
August 15: Class is selected, and applicants are notified
August: Tuition assistance is granted
September 5: Tuition Due
September 10: Class is formally announced

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What is the LEAD Institute?

Leadership Medina County’s LEAD (Leadership Exploration And Development) Institute program is designed for those looking for professional development training and to further develop their leadership skills.  Participants will be presented with the necessary tools, resources, information, and networking to benefit themselves and the businesses they support as they continue to grow both personally and professionally as community and business leaders.  The program focuses on developing communication and strategic thinking skills.

The program runs from September through May. Tuition is $1,100 and includes all materials, texts, lunches, and assessments. Certificates will be issued to each participant upon completion of the program. Participants in Leadership Medina County’s LEAD Institute program will be selected from those individuals who have submitted their applications by the deadline. Enrollment is limited to 40 participants.

Please note:  Invoices for the $1,100 non-refundable tuition will be issued with notification of acceptance.  DO NOT send payment with application.


In order to accomplish the program’s stated objectives, attendance and full participation of each individual selected is necessary.  Participants must be able to commit to the full class schedule below and class project.  However, we realize that “life happens” sometimes.  Therefore, we do allow for one excused absence per class year.  More than one absence could disqualify a program participant from graduating from the program.  Orientation/Opening Retreat and Graduation are mandatory.

Class of 2021 Dates and Topics (subject to change)

September 9* Orientation & opening retreat (business attire), class photo, and team building
This class day will end at 6pm
October 1 Clifton Strengthsfinder
Diagnose Situation I – Understanding Your Behavior Style & Adaptive vs. Technical Challenges
October 30* Everything You Need to Know about Serving on a Board (7:30 a.m. -11:30 a.m.)
November 5 Emotional Intelligence
Diagnose Situation II – Personal Effectiveness – Your Brand
December 3 Handling Conflict Resolution & Negotiation
Manage Self I –Knowing your Strengths, Vulnerabilities, & Triggers
January 7 Self Advocacy & Self Awareness
Manage Self II – Experiment Beyond Your Comfort Zone
February 4 Communication Skills & Collaborative Leadership
Energize Others I – Working Across Factions & Engaging Unusual  Voices
February 19* Diversity & Inclusion (7:30 a.m.-11:30 a.m.)
March 4 Critical Thinking, Problem-Solving Skills, and Systems Thinking
Energize Other II – Inspiring a Collective Purpose & Creating a Trustworthy Process
April 6* Personal Wellness & Networking Skills Intervene Skillfully
May 5* Graduation with Signature Class of 2021 (5:30pm-8pm)

*denotes days that do not fall on the 1st Thursday of the month

This program includes a class project. The project will be selected during the opening retreat.

Leadership Medina County provides headshots for this program. Headshots will be scheduled on October 15 and 16, 2020.

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