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Community Leadership Series

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The Community Leadership Series is dedicated to spotlighting exceptional leaders and organizations within the greater Toledo region. The series consists of local guest presenters who guide discussions through topics pertaining to how the following values relate to their own work within the community:

Lead: Become a more confident leader

Connect: Become more connected to your community

Grow: Grow stronger in self-awareness

Serve: Identify service that is meaningful to you

These presentations are free and open to the general public, thanks to our generous sponsors

Upcoming Presentations

Conservation and Inclusive Education with the Toledo Zoo


What is your leadership legacy? with Chrys Peterson, January 30



SAVE THE DATES! Registration coming soon

Thursday, March 21, 2024 Maumee Valley Habitat for Humanity

Wednesday, May 8, 2024 NAMI

Recordings of Previous Presenters

Community Leadership Series: Joe Napoli


Joe Napoli, Toledo Mud Hens/Toledo Walleye 

  View recorded presentation here


Community Leadership Series: Wendi Huntley


Wendi Huntley, Connecting Kids to Meals     

View recorded presentation here



Community Leadership Series: Jason Kucsma and Erin Baker


Jason Kucsma and Erin Baker, Toledo Lucas County Public Library 

View recorded presentation



2020 presenters

Sara Best

Sara Best, Real.Good.Ventures (Part 1)

  View recorded presentation here

Sara Best (Part 2)

    View recorded presentation here


Max Lambdin


Max Lambdin, Ohio Northern University

    View recorded presentation here



Craig Teamer


Craig Teamer, Toledo Lucas County Port Authority
View recorded presentation here



Ambrea Mikolajczyk


Ambrea Mikolajczyk, ARK Restoration & Construction

   View recorded presentation here



Rodney Eason


Rodney Eason, Principle Business Enterprises

View recorded presentation here


Community Leadership Series Sarah Skow



Sarah Skow, Spengler Nathanson

View recorded presentation here


Dr. Christie Jenkins



Dr. Christie Jenkins, Family and Child Abuse Prevention Center

View recorded presentation here


Eugenio Mollo


Eugenio Mollo, Advocates for Basic Legal Equality

View recorded presentation here



Strong leadership matters now more than ever. It is our goal to provide individuals with access to learning opportunities that will enhance their ability to serve within the community.

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