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  • 801 Front Ave, Columbus, GA 31901
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The partnership between Jim Blanchard and The Leadership Institute at Columbus State University, as well as support from sponsors AT&T, Synovus, TSYS and WC Bradley, 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.

“The Jim Blanchard Leadership 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 Jim Blanchard Leadership 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 Jim Blanchard Leadership 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!”
Marsha Mock
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 and namesake, Jim Blanchard Leadership Forum