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Access Class November 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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Connect your organization’s new leaders — send them through Leadership Springfield’s immersive community experience! Our two-day Access Class offers immediate connection to a network of local leaders through an inside look into the Springfield metropolitan area.

"My expectations were exceeded in every way. I was energized by the passion, experience and knowledge of all of the speakers. And I am excited to grow my involvement in connecting and helping people. Thank you for everything!" - Access Class 1 Participant

Organization Benefits

  • Enhance relocation efforts & increase employee retention by helping new leaders develop an instant community network
  • Facilitate enriched employee performance by increasing their awareness of Springfield & identifying areas for community engagement
  • Increase your organization’s visibility through new & valuable relationships

Participant Benefits

  • Gain direct exposure to local leaders & immediate access to a community network
  • Enjoy hands-on learning via an informative experience in the local Springfield community
  • Join 2,000+ Leadership Springfield program alumni & receive opportunities for on-going continuing education & network engagement
  • Strengthen your application for the highly competitive annual nine-month Leadership Springfield Signature Class program

Who Should Attend? Mid to high level & licensed professionals new to the area or those seeking expanded professional connections

Pricing: Typical class size is between 25-40. 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 Summary Agenda:

DAY ONE - WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 20

8am: Welcome & Breakfast at Springfield Area Chamber of Commerce

8am-Noon: Sessions, Speakers & Traveling Tours of area businesses and industries

12pm: Connection Lunch

1-5pm: Sessions, Speakers & Traveling Tours of area businesses and industries

5:30 -7:30pm: Family Reception - Invite your family and join us for a private VIB Bowling reception at Andy B's! Get to know other local families and enjoy dinner and bowling on us at a local favorite. Cash bar will be available.

DAY TWO - THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 21

7:30am: Breakfast and Debrief

8am-Noon: Sessions, Speakers & Traveling Tours of area businesses and industries

12pm: Lunch & Keynote Speaker

1-3pm: Sessions and Speakers from area businesses and industries

3pm: Closing Session: Community Engagement

4:30-5pm: Graduation Ceremony

Thank you to our Access Class partner sponsor Arvest Bank, meal sponsor 417 Magazine/Biz417, and our hosts Springfield Area Chamber of Commerce and City Utilities.

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