Cleveland | Cuyahoga Workforce Leadership Academy, Class of 2023

The Cleveland | Cuyahoga Workforce Leadership Academy — launched in partnership by the Ohio Workforce Coalition and the Aspen Institute Economic Opportunities Program — brings leaders from across the Cleveland | Cuyahoga workforce ecosystem together for a year-long series of retreats, workshops, and action learning projects. The Academy provides a forum for local leaders to work collaboratively to identify local and regional systems-based challenges and create shared solutions for economic opportunity for all. Fellows work with leading practitioners throughout the country as they deepen networks; strengthen systems leadership skills; apply race, equity, and systems change frameworks to their work; and increase understanding of effective strategies and programs.

“The Ohio Workforce Coalition is excited and proud to be part of bringing the WLA to Ohio! The expertise and experience on the Aspen EOP team, the commitment of local partners and advisors, and the passion of the Fellows will combine to make this inaugural cohort a success!” — Rebecca Kusner, Director, Ohio Workforce Coalition

The Cleveland | Cuyahoga Workforce Leadership Academy is one of eight local academies launched in 2023. Alumni of the Academy become part of the Aspen Institute’s Economic Opportunity Fellows Network, joining Fellows from fourteen previous Academies in eleven cities in the US and Canada.