The Columbus Impact Academy is a community impact initiative designed to provide a comprehensive experience in leadership for emerging leaders and high potential professionals. The four month virtual program offers local employers a unique opportunity to engage these employees with one another and with a larger group of active young leaders representing employers from around the Columbus region.


The COLUMBUS IMPACT ACADEMY is a four-month community impact and leadership initiative facilitated by the Columbus Young Professionals Club. The program is designed to provide a comprehensive experience in leadership for emerging leaders and high potential professionals. Participants work together to discover a sense of individual place and purpose, while gaining valuable community perspective on team bonding, access to community leaders, leadership development, board service, and exposure to opportunity.

Seven mandatory virtual workshops (plus three optional enrichment webinars) bring focus to individual, team, and community leadership for participants while breaking down the corporate silos and geographical barriers that often exist in large cities. Hands-on volunteer activities and enrichment outings are also offered, giving participants opportunities to make an impact, while learning more about the Columbus region and what makes it such a special place to live, work, and give. Upon completion of the Academy, graduates and guests are invited to join us virtually at a celebratory commencement ceremony.

Selection Criteria:

• Commitment to a 4-month leadership program with mandatory virtual monthly sessions during the workday
• Commitment to 2 volunteer opportunities (virtual or in-person) in the Columbus community facilitated through the Impact Academy
• Commitment to showing up on time and being present during all sessions
• Commitment to Columbus and the growth of our city and region

Enroll in the New Class

Enroll Now for the New Class


Open enrollment for the Fall class of 2020 (starting Sept. 2020) is now open.

If you wish to be considered for the Columbus Impact Academy, please APPLY HERE. All online applications must be filled out in their entirety in order to be considered. All applicants are also required to email and endorse their Program Application & Expectations Form along with their resume or link to their LinkedIn profile to hello@cypclub.com.

Deadline for all applications is 11:59 p.m. Friday, August 7, 2020.

Reach out to Derek Grosso if you have any questions at all.

Impact Academy Details


Have questions regarding the program? Contact Derek at 614-579-9398