Blanchard Forum brings renowned speakers to event

The second annual Jim Blanchard Leadership Forum on Aug. 27-28 at the Columbus Convention and Trade Center features internationally recognized speakersreputed to be among the best leaders in the world.

Synovus and Columbus State University’s Cunningham Center for Leadership Development have united to present the forum, with this year's theme "Leading Change." Speakers include retired U.S. Army Gen. John P. Abizaid, one of the chief strategists for coalition forces in the Iraq war; Dr. Mark Rutland, president of Southeastern University; former United States Senator Phil Gramm; and Ken Blanchard, chief spiritual officer for of Ken Blanchard Companies. Forum founder Jim Blanchard, retired chairman of the board and CEO of Synovus, will close out the event.

Cost for the forum is $249 per person and includes three meals. A guest of a registered attendee can be brought to the dinner on Monday evening for an additional $60.

For more information or to register go to ccld.colstate.edu or call 706-568-5101.