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Optimist International Leadership Summits

Beginning in January of 2014, Optimist International will be hosting a series of one-day training events at 16 locations across the United States, Canada and the Caribbean. These Leadership Summits will provide quality training while remaining both geographically and financially accessible to a vast majority of Optimist Members. The registration fee for each of the summits is only $25.


  • What Makes a Good Club Meeting?
  • Secrets to a Dynamic Club
  • Mentoring a Member and Retention
  • Social Media
  • Community Needs Assessment
  • Club Marketing and Publicity
  • Developing Future Leaders
  • And many more!



Dates and Locations:
Check the schedule below to find the Leadership Summit near you!

January 18, 2014
Jacksonville, Florida

January 25, 2014
San Francisco, California

February 1, 2014
San Diego, California

February 15, 2014
Dallas, Texas

February 22, 2014
Atlanta, Georgia

March 1, 2014
Charlotte, North Carolina

March 22, 2014

March 29, 2014
Kansas City, Missouri

April 5, 2014
Dayton, Ohio

April 26, 2014
Baltimore, Maryland

May 3, 2014
Denver, Colorado

May 17, 2014
Madison, Wisconsin

May 31, 2014
Montreal, Quebec

June 7, 2014
Regina, Saskatchewan

June 14, 2014
Portland, Oregon

June 21, 2014
London, Ontario

Download the 2013 Leadership Summit Registration form to register by mail or fax. Online registration will be available soon.