Arkansas Leaders Consortium

Arkansas Leaders Consortium 2023

May 8, 2023 | 11 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. | University of Central Arkansas Brewer-Hegeman Conference Center

Join us to celebrate the kick off of Arkansas Economic Development Week  at the 2023 Arkansas Leaders Consortium!

The University of Central Arkansas CDI Alumni Network in partnership with LeadAR, Leadership Arkansas, Arkansas Economic Developers and Chamber Executives, and the Arkansas State University Delta Center for Economic Development (representing the Delta Leadership Institute) are hosting the Arkansas Leaders Consortium. This event will serve as a unique opportunity for alumni and members of these organizations (and friends) to gather in one place to learn from one another and connect. This will be the second formal convening of alumni and members of these programs and organizations in one place!

Speakers and sessions include:

  • Engaging and Empowering Young Leaders with Dr. Moses Goldmon & Dr. Suzzette Goldmon
  • Batesville Community Schools: Breaking Barriers, Bridging Gaps with Jamie Rayford, PCED & Jennifer Douglas
  • Swinging Big: How to Write the Perfect Pitch (engagement activity) with Grace Raines
  • Creating Inclusive and Equitable Spaces with Dr. Joyvin Benton
  • Leadership Service Projects: How Service Makes an Impact at the Local-Level with Courtney Fisher, Judy Riley, & Terrie James

You can find the full agenda HERE.


Arkansas Leaders Consortium 2022

March 30, 2022 | 11 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. | University of Central Arkansas Brewer-Hegeman Conference Center

You can view last year’s agenda HERE.

Speakers at the Arkansas Leaders Consortium included: Keynote Speaker Robert Burns of the Walton Family Foundation, Julie Murray of the Van Burren Chamber of Commerce, Mayor Joe Hurst of the City of Van Buren, Bethany Hildebrand of the Stuttgart Chamber of Commerce, Dave Roberts of Crafton Tull, Jordyn Williams of Winrock International, Graycen Bigger of the Northeast Arkansas Regional Intermodal Authority, and Randy Frazier of Frazier Communications.

You can view the Creating Connect Communities presentation HERE.

You can view the Walton Family Foundation 2025 Strategy presentation HERE.

 You can view the Rural Innovation presentation HERE.