Summa CLI

The Summa CLI is a customized CLI presented in partnership with Leadership Akron and Summa Health. The program explores various levels of leadership, emphasizing the principles and practices of leadership that cultivate people, organizations and communities to flourish. The Summa CLI is a cross-cutting opportunity for Summa Health’s Employee Resource Group (ERG) members:

  1. A+PLUs (Allies and People Like Us)
  2. DRIVE (Developing and Retaining Individuals with Vision and Energy)
  3. Excel (Excellence in Cultural Engagement & Leadership)
  4. Veterans (connecting military veterans and active National Guard and Reserve members with other employees who support US Armed Forces)

The Summa CLI will:

  • Develop participants’ understanding of the aspects of leadership that foster health and vitality for individuals, relationships, teams, organizations, partnerships, and communities
  • Expose participants to multiple spheres of the community through high-performing organizations that model the way
  • Create interaction and exposure among Summa CLI participants and individuals in senior leadership roles at Summa Health
  • Forge supportive relationships among colleagues who will draw upon one another’s strengths to serve community and transfer their learning into their practice of leadership within Summa

Program Dates

Opening Retreat
Thursday, October 25 – Friday, October 26
Thursday - Friday

Healthy Relationships
Wednesday, November 14
8:00 a.m.–2:00 p.m.

Signs of Healthy Orgs & Effective Products
Wednesday, November 28
8:00 a.m.–2:00 p.m.

Developing Thriving Partnerships
Wednesday, December 5
8:00 a.m.–2:00 p.m.

Exercising Advocacy & Influence
Wednesday, December 12
8:00 a.m.–2:00 p.m.


The application period is closed. The application for 2019 Summa CLI will be available in August 2019. Tuition for the Summa CLI is covered in full by Summa Health.