The Signature Program is a 10-month experience designed to give participants the tools they need to become active and influential leaders in the community. Annually, 55-65 individuals are selected from a pool of applicants to build a class representative of the Greater Columbus area. The program is a balanced combination of a retreat, monthly program days and a small group project. In September, a mandatory two-day retreat helps participants focus on their personal leadership style and skills. The retreat is complemented by monthly program days that focus on the significant challenges to the Central Ohio region. Issues covered include the economy, diversity, the justice system, public education and human and social service issues.