Leadership Development

The cultivation of the next generation of leaders within Partnership member companies and across the Region is one way we work to ensure the advancement of Columbus and the legacy of the Columbus Way.


Young Presidents Organization

The Columbus Partnership and the Young Presidents Organization (YPO) Columbus Chapter work together to co-host leadership programming, including roundtable discussions with local business leaders and special events with guest keynotes.

Young American Leaders Program at Harvard Business School

Each year, the Columbus Partnership and the Columbus Foundation send ten young, high-impact leaders from Columbus to the to the Young American Leaders Program (YALP) at the Harvard Business School. The program includes coursework on the economy, cross-sector collaboration and leadership.

See the list of current and former Columbus YALP participants here.

Nonprofit and Community Leadership

Members of the Partnership drive the Columbus Region's vision for prosperity by serving in leadership roles on community, charitable and other nonprofit boards and committees.

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Megan Hurley
Associate Director, Engagement and Programming