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NxGen is a 10-month leadership development program focused on helping young professionals become more self-aware servant leaders.


We believe that empowering the next generation of leaders is one of the most important parts of community transformation. Young professionals from various corporations in Columbus, Ohio are selected to participate in the NxGen program, and through the program, they are equipped with the necessary tools for growth and development in both their personal and professional lives. If you would like to nominate an emerging or new young leader to NxGen CLICK HERE or read on to learn more.

The NxGen program is a 10-month experience for young professionals focused on helping them become more emotionally intelligent, servant leaders.


  • Servant Leadership

  • Emotional Intelligence

  • Diversity & Inclusion

  • Career Management


  • Training: Participants engage in monthly trainings ranging from 90 minutes to two hours covering the Key Theme areas.

  • Personal & Professional Development Plan: We work with participants to develop a useful and simple development plan, taking into consideration their employer’s goals and insights gained in the NxGen program.

  • Assessment: An EQ360 Assessment is administered prior to program launch. Participants are debriefed on their result once the program begins.

  • Coaching: One-on-one EQ coaching is conducted to better understand the assessment result and how to apply the new-found knowledge to one’s own development plan.

  • Advisors: Experienced professionals engage with NxGen participants three times during the program for mentorship, advice and additional informal coaching.

  • Capstone Project: Participants form smaller cohort groups and partner with a Central Ohio nonprofit to develop a sustainable solution to a problem experienced by the nonprofit.


  • September 30, 2019 - Early nominations due to receive discount pricing.

  • October 31, 2019 - All nominations due

  • November 4, 2019 - Participant on-boarding begins (assessment instructions issued)

  • January 30-31, 2020 - MANDATORY overnight Launch Event at Recreation Unlimited (Please do not nominate/apply if you are unable to attend this event. No exceptions.)

  • Program Pre-work


  • Early Nomination Deadline: $4,500 ($3,200 nonprofit)

  • Regular Nomination Deadline: $5,000 ($3,800 nonprofit)