What is the purpose of the Leadership Visit?
The Leadership Visit is an annual trip coordinated by the Columbia Chamber of Commerce which exposes Columbia and Boone County leaders to the best ideas of nationally recognized communities throughout the United States. The visiting delegation meets with leaders from the host community to openly discuss challenges and opportunities their community is facing.
Goals are to:
- Introduce our delegation to innovative programs and impactful projects that may be implemented in our community
- Facilitate exchange of best practices and lessons learned among participants, in order to address specific issues in our community
- Offer participants high-level networking and relationship-building opportunities
Why should you consider attending?
The Leadership Visit provides opportunities for leaders within companies and organizations to engage in high-level networking and relationship-building with other attendees from the Columbia area. Our delegation has historically included diverse representation from our business, education, government, and nonprofit sectors. Attendees have an opportunity to exchange best practices and learn about innovative projects which may be adapted and implemented in our community.
What is the Format?
The group will depart from Columbia Regional Airport the morning of the first day of the trip and return to Columbia two days later in the afternoon. All details are coordinated for attendees, including the flight, hotel, ground transportation, and most meals. During the three days of the trip, there will be a variety of interactive panels and visits, as well as networking opportunities.
Our trip is limited to 70 attendees and filled in 2017. General registration is now open and is based on availability and receipt of full payment. The cost to attend is $2,000. Registration will close when space is full. To register, download and complete the form (below), include payment information and return to Jolyn Sattizahn.
Thank you to our Presenting Sponsor: