Get up to speed with the Springfield community in our Access Class. Designed for mid to high level professionals, this crash course in the community is perfect for those who are new to the area or those looking to expand their professional connections. Participants will spend two days exploring the city, fostering connections with community leaders and discovering what they can do to impact the world right here locally.

Interested in joining the Access Class?


Held over two business days, the Access Class agenda includes exciting sessions on area organizations and industries, presentations by area leaders, panel discussions, and networking opportunities. The cost for the class is $599 and covers all materials and meals. Scholarships are available if you need assistance paying for the course. 

How Organizations Benefit

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Enhance relocation efforts & increase employee retention by helping new leaders develop an instant community network

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Facilitate enriched employee performance by increasing their awareness of Springfield & identifying areas for community engagement

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Increase your organization’s visibility through new & valuable relationships

How class participants benefit

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Gain direct exposure to local leaders & immediate access to a community network

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Enjoy hands-on learning via an informative experience in the local Springfield community

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Join 2,000+ Leadership Springfield program alumni & receive opportunities for on-going continuing education & network engagement

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Strengthen your application for the highly competitive annual nine-month Leadership Springfield Signature Class program

Last week to submit 2023-2024 Signature Class applications! Due by March 27.