Leadership Akron Edge, a program delivered in partnership with Torchbearers, connects interns, post-graduates, and early career professionals with established leaders to showcase Akron as a thriving place to live and work. Each Edge session offers access to community decision-makers and lessons for personal and professional development. Edge gives participants a head start on career success and community involvement, while strengthening young employees’ ties to Greater Akron to retain their talent in our community. Each participant will take the Strengths Finders assessment to learn how to capitalize on their strengths in the workplace.

Edge meets on six Wednesdays in June and July from 4:30 p.m. to 7:00 p.m., including an opening retreat and closing reception with employers and community leaders. Sessions will cover topics that emphasize plugging in to the community, making connections that count, capitalizing on strengths, and leading by example. Participants may also engage in supplemental opportunities that will be available throughout the course of the program.

2019 Program Dates

Opening Retreat
Wednesday, June 12
4:30 p.m.–7:00 p.m.

Plugging into the Community
Wednesday, June 19
4:30 p.m.–7:00 p.m.

Strengths & Opportunities
Wednesday, June 26
4:30 p.m.–7:00 p.m.

Connections that Count
Wednesday, July 10
4:30 p.m.–7:00 p.m.

Leading by Example
Wednesday, July 17
4:30 p.m.–7:00 p.m.

Closing Reception
Wednesday, July 24
4:30 p.m.–7:00 p.m.

The 2019 Edge Program will take place on six Wednesdays in June and July from 4:30 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.


Registration for Edge is now CLOSED.


Tuition for the Edge program is $300.