Lansing Chamber project grooms tomorrow’s civic leaders

Oct 16, 2015

The Lansing Regional Chamber of Commerce is sponsoring an eight-month long program to train the next generation of civic leaders. We talk with a coach and a participant of the first Leadership Lansing session, starting this month.


Cities large and small spend much of their time trying to improve their residents’ quality of life. The things that create a successful community go beyond the normal politician-taxpayer relationship. Civic life also depends on business leaders who can bring financial resources and social skills to the equation.

That’s the mindset behind a new program starting this month in mid-Michigan. Leadership Lansing is an intensive eight-month program designed to help business professionals hone their talents and leadership abilities. It’s sponsored by the Lansing Regional Chamber of Commerce.

Current State talks with Ross Woodstock, a leadership development coach and media specialist with Kolt Communications in Okemos, and Leadership Lansing participant Chris Sell.