Leadership UA, Class of 2024

With more than 500 alums, Leadership UA, a program of the Upper Arlington Community Foundation, educates and engages current and emerging leaders, and inspires them to take a more active, informed role in their community. The program creates connections, motivates change, and fosters community philanthropy to strengthen Upper Arlington. Participants will gain impactful insights to build their personal and professional leadership skills, build confidence and growth through networking and education, increase their civic community involvement, and become difference makers to the City of Upper Arlington.


Upper Arlington residents and/or employees working in Upper Arlington age 18 and older are eligible to apply.

Calendar of Events

Leadership UA sessions are hosted every other Thursday from 6-9p from January through May 2024. Dinner is included. Informal, optional social events will be scheduled throughout the duration of the program.

January 18, 2024
Part I: Strengths Based Leadership
Part II: UA Community Foundation, Community is Our Middle Name

February 1, 2024
City of UA Overview: Parks & Rec, Economic Development, City Council

February 15, 2024
Beyond the Shelves: Inside Look at UA Public Library

February 29, 2024
Part I: Inclusive Leadership
Part II: Civic Leadership: Intro to UA Committees

March 14, 2024
Beyond the Curriculum: Inside Look at UA Schools

April 11, 2024
Part I: Charity in UA, Intro to Local Nonprofits
Part II: Nonprofit Board Governance 101

April 25, 2024
Part I: Community Engagement and Volunteerism
Part II: Grant Making Deliberations

May 9, 2024
Leadership Panel
Check Presentation

NOTE: The order of these sessions is subject to change.

Enrollment Fee

Participation in the 2024 class if $600, to be paid to the order of Upper Arlington Community Foundation, attention: Leadership UA, 3600 Tremont Rd, Upper Arlington, OH 43221. Applicants in need of scholarship and financial assistance may contact admin@uacommunityfoundation.com.

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The deadline to apply for the 2024 Leadership UA program year has passed. This application is currently unavailable.

About the Program

For more information about Leadership UA, visit www.leadershipua.org

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