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About The Forum
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.
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.
"The Forum not only gives CSU exposure, it also demonstrates the university as relevant in today’s business climate and enhances the educational experience of our students, faculty and staff."
Dr. John Lester
Chief of Staff, Columbus State University
"Attending The Forum was probably one of the top 2 or 3 best things that has ever happened in my career. I don't know of another opportunity in academia or professional services where you get that quality of speakers, all sharing their stories on best leadership practices, change management and creating a better future by serving others."
Virginia Ann Holman
Group Executive, Global Brand and Corporate Communications, TSYS
"The Forum is an asset to the community, university and our students. We stream the forum live for our students at no charge to them. We want to expose them to people on the world stage who exhibit leadership that can be modeled."
Dr. Kimberly McElveen
Assistant Vice President for Student Affairs, Columbus State University
"Being in the events business, I have an appreciation for what your team was dealing with, and for an event of this magnitude to come off without a visible hitch is quite an accomplishment. Kudos to the entire team for all you did before and during the forum to make it such a delightful experience for the attendees! I am sure there were many anxious, behind-the-scenes moments, but the efforts of you and your team were flawless to the public, and that is no small accomplishment!"
Senior Director, Executive Affairs, AT&T Mobility
"Organizations from all over the region have used the forum as a catalyst to begin a leadership program and as an added value to their existing leadership development initiatives. I am particularly proud a forum of this caliber is offered right here in Columbus."
James H. Blanchard
Founder, The Forum