Access Class February 2019

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This two-day Access Class program offers immediate connection to a network of local leaders and a crash course in our community.

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Get your organization’s leaders connected to the community and send them to a crash course in our community! Designed for new mid-level, high-level and licensed professionals, our two-day Access Class program offers immediate connection to a network of local leaders and an insiders look into the Springfield metro area.

How Organizations Benefit:

  • Partner your organization’s relocation efforts with the Access Class to increase retention and ensure that your new leaders develop a community network.
  • Help your leaders do their jobs better by increasing their awareness of Springfield and identifying areas of potential community engagement.
  • Add visibility for your organization through valuable and new relationships.

How Attendees Benefit:

  • Face to face exposure to local leaders and immediate access to a community network.
  • Hands-on learning and informative experience of the Springfield community.
  • Access Class graduates are invited to join more than 1,000 alumni of Leadership Springfield programs, with opportunities for ongoing continuing education and engagement. Participation in the Access Class will strengthen applications for the highly competitive annual 9 month Leadership Springfield Signature Class.

Who Should Attend:

  • Mid-level, high-level or licensed professionals new to the Springfield area (manager, director, executive, owner, physician, architect, engineer, attorney, accountant, allied health professional, etc.).
  • Springfield natives in businesses or industries who need to grow their understanding of the Springfield community to better execute their positions

Pricing: Classes are limited to 60 participants. Acceptance is based on date of application and receipt of the registration fee. The cost of the two-day Access Class is $500 per person, which covers the cost of all materials, transportation, meals, speakers and venues.

Access Class Agenda:


7:30am Welcome & Breakfast

8am-Noon Sessions, Tours & Speakers

12pm Lunch

1-5pm Sessions, Tours & Speakers

5-7pm Family Reception (Invite your family!)


7:30am Debrief & Breakfast

8am-Noon Sessions, Tours & Speakers

12pm Lunch & Keynote Speaker

1-3pm Sessions, Tours & Speakers

3pm Community Engagement

4:30-5pm Graduation

Thank you to our Access Class partner sponsor Arvest Bank and our host sponsor Springfield Area Chamber of Commerce.

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