The Leader-to-Leader program is rooted in an effort by the Cincinnatus Association to help Rosa Blackwell, then the superintendent of Cincinnati Public Schools, achieve a major goal of her strategic plan: improve the leadership and management capabilities of the CPS school principals and administrators.

The program fosters relationships between business leaders and principals for enhanced leadership knowledge and experience. These leader relationships are based on mutual respect for each other’s knowledge and experience and a trust that shared information will be confidential. We have between 15 and 25 leader relationships each year, depending on demand.

The value of the program can be best illustrated by a comment from the longest term principal in the program: “My mentor is a coach, friend and a trusted confident. The experience has been invaluable both professionally and personally.”