Success in Sixty Off the Clock Leadership In Action

Why do I need this program?

We can and should learn something new everyday. This program will enhance your existing skills while teaching you new ones. You will benefit, your employer will benefit and your family will benefit.

The Mural above and the Herb Monroe Community Park was a project of several of the LIA Classes.

Through participant speeches, demonstrations, workshops and tours you can learn more about our community and become a better leader.  

What is Leadership In Action?

LIA is a series of experiences designed to enhance personal and professional leadership qualities within the unique resources of Paulding County. The sessions explore specific leadership issues and tours that will give you a working knowledge of what is happening in our county.

Class size is limited to 20 people and your application must be approved to attend. The challenges, the speakers, the tours and the interaction of the participants provide an unforgettable journey in the quest for leadership. 

Participants meet monthly, September through May. The September meeting is mandatory and regular attendance is expected for the remainder of the program. Group projects must be completed to present at the Graduation. Employers and participants both will read and sign a letter of commitment.

A one-time tuition fee of $275.00 covers all program fees, all materials and meals. Payment is to be made prior to the September Session.

Previous sessions included:

  • Team Building at Camp Clay in Van Wert
  • Know Yourself, Know Your Team at Cooper Farms, including a tour of the Hatchery
  • Focused Intensity at Paulding-Putnam Electric Cooperative
  • Conflict Resolution at Paulding County Hospital including a tour of the hospital.
  • Ethics Panel at the Paulding County Sheriff’s Office including a tour of the jail and Paulding County Courthouse
  • Building Communication Skills followed by tours of Alex Products and HE Orr
  • What is Real Leadership? at Antwerp Exchange Bank followed by a tour of Taylor Made Glass
  • Vantage Career Center tour and High Ropes Initiative (optional)

Every Leadership In Action class is given a project to execute. Time is set aside during the class sessions for planning, but some out of class time will be required. This is an important part of the LIA process. It gives a hands-on experience of how leadership skills are used and defined. Some previous projects have included the mural above, the Herb Monroe Community Park, a public safety study for ODOT, and many others.

The 2016/17 class will be forming soon.  If you are interested in joining this opportunity, please complete this survey and we will mail you a packet and application when we begin forming a new class or email us at


2015-16 Class Schedule


Mission Statement: “To provide networking and other business opportunities to the membership in Paulding,
to enhance the quality of life of Paulding residents, and to preserve the community for future generations.”