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What Is the Columbus Impact Academy?

About our program

The Columbus Impact Academy is a four-month community impact and leadership initiative facilitated by the Columbus Young Professionals (CYP) Club.

It is designed to provide a comprehensive experience in leadership for emerging leaders and high potential professionals.

Participants will 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.

Application

If you wish to be considered for the Columbus Impact Academy (Fall 2020 Class), please apply via the button below.

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 Derek Grosso.

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

Monthly sessions

Commitment to a 4-month leadership program with mandatory virtual monthly sessions during the workday

Volunteering

Commitment to 2 volunteer opportunities (virtual or in person, you choose) in the Columbus community facilitated through the Impact Academy

Be Present

Commitment to showing up on time and being present during all sessions

Grow with Columbus

Commitment to Columbus and the growth of our city and region

Getting Started

Our Criteria

Over the course of 4 months, seven leadership sessions will bring focus to individual, group, and community leadership for all participants. The program kicks off in September 2020 and concludes in December 2020. Each month we will host two mandatory Academy sessions.

Monthly Requirements

  • Attend all 7 mandatory sessions
  • Maximum of 2 hours during the workday, typically on Fridays
  • 2 mandatory sessions per month
  • 1 optional enrichment webinar in October
  • 2 optional enrichment webinars in November
  • 1 optional project meeting in October

FALL 2020 CLASS

View our schedule

Below are session dates for the Fall 2020 cohort of the Columbus Impact Academy. ALL SESSIONS ARE HOSTED VIRTUALLY ON ZOOM, unless otherwise noted. All dates are subject to change.

In addition, participants will be given complimentary access to the CYP Club’s Premium Membership level for 12 months, offering unparalleled events and connections (a value of $200 per person).

Date

Session

Topic/Program Description

Attendance

Friday, 9/11/2020

12-2PM

1

ACADEMY ORIENTATION

(45-minute overview + 45 minutes of team-bonding + 30 minutes to get to know our board

Mandatory

Friday, 9/25/2020

2-4PM

2

"IMPACTING THE COMMUNITY" Brainstorm Session

(two-hour interactive session in pre-assigned small groups + team-building session

Mandatory

Friday, 10/9/2020

12-2PM

3

"FINDING YOUR PLACE & PURPOSE"

(two-hour educational session, with Q&A + team-building

Mandatory

Wednesday, 10/14/2020

12-1PM

A

Enrichment Webinar: "Nonprofit Boards & City Commissions"

(one-hour mini session)

Optional

Friday, 10/23/2020

12-2PM

4

"A MOMENT TO BREATHE"

(two-hour educational/interactive session, focused on race, equity, justice, and white privilege

Mandatory

Thursday, 10/29/2020

1-2PM

B

"IMPACTING THE COMMUNITY" Refinement Session

(one-hour interactive team meeting

Optional

Friday, 11/6/2020

12-2PM

5

"CONNECTING THE DOTS IN COLUMBUS"

(90-minute educational/interactive session, focused on getting to know the city, including history, current leaders & future potential

Mandatory

Thursday, 11/12/2020

12-1PM

C

Enrichment Webinar: "Columbus Trivia"

(60-minute mini session with team trivia & prizes

Optional

Friday, 11/20/2020

1-3PM

6

"IMPACTING THE COMMUNITY" Final Presentations

(two-hour interactive team session

Mandatory

Thursday, 12/3/2020

5:30-7PM

7

Virtual Happy Hour / Graduation

(90-minute after-work session with guest speakers and virtual happy hour) 

Mandatory

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