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Leadership Institute Columbus State University The Forum

About The Forum

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The Forum creates a synergy that raises both the local and national standards for leadership development. We are excited to offer you and your company this opportunity to interact with world class leaders.

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An update on The Forum:

The Forum will not be held this August, as it has been over the last 16 years. Since its inception, The Forum has been the premier leadership event in our area. Moving forward, we want to ensure The Forum remains the premier leadership event, bringing the best and brightest minds to Columbus, Georgia. We will be taking 2022 to reimagine and reconstruct this event to fit the leadership needs of our community and more closely align those needs with all that Columbus State has to offer. We look forward to seeing you at the reinvented Forum in 2023. As always, the Leadership Institute at Columbus State University remains at the core of creating leaders. Thank you for your business and your support.





Kat Cole

Advisor, Investor, Former COO and President, Focus Brands

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Tara Westover

Best-selling Author and Senior Research Fellow at the Harvard Kennedy School

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Debbie Allen

Award-winning, Multi-disciplinary Artist, Choreographer and Actress

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Norm Nixon

Two-time NBA All-Star, Businessman and Humanitarian

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Theresa Payton

First Female White House CIO, Leading Cybersecurity Expert and 2020 Cybersecurity Crusader of the Year

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  3100 Gentian Blvd. Columbus, Georgia 31907