Barberton CLI

Barberton Community Leadership Institute (CLI)

barberton community leadership institute

The purpose of Barberton CLI is to strengthen leadership in Barberton. Developing new leaders and strengthening our current leaders, we can prepare our city for the future.

The program is an in-depth learning experience and it presented in partnership with Leadership Akron. Since 1984, Leadership Akron has empowered leaders by offering opportunities for learning, connectivity and involvement with key leaders in Summit County. Barberton CLI uses Leadership Akron’s proven educational model to enhance the skill set of current and future leaders.

The program will provide a series of learning experience, each focused on a specific dimension of the community. Topics include education, community health, economic vitality, arts, quality of life and public/social service.

Graduates of the program get to experience:

  • Inspiration to get informed in the Barberton community
  • Establish and build relationships with key decision makers
  • Insights and idea sharing
  • Personal leadership growth

Barberton CLI will feature community-based learning experiences focused on Barberton’s key assets and decision-makers. It links community issues to the broader picture of Summit County.

2016 marks the 2nd class of Barberton CLI. Those interested in applying should go to

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