• Optimist Volunteers Join our team to bring out the best in kids and yourself
  • Friend of Optimists Inspire yourself and others by supporting Optimism
  • Welcome New Clubs Spreading Optimism to new communities
  • Scholarship Contests Helping youth achieve their dreams of higher education
  • Optimist Junior Golf Building positive values in young people through golf
  • Youth Clubs (JOOI) Join the world's most dynamic coalition of youth volunteers
  • Leadership Summits Professional training developing strong and Optimistic leaders
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Optimist International Leadership Summits

Optimist International is proud to introduce its 2015 Leadership Summits. You are invited to join us for this exciting program developed for Optimist leaders, leaders of volunteer or charitable organizations, business owners, corporate managers, department heads, and front-line employees. This intense, one-day training experience will provide you with the knowledge, skills, and abilities necessary to lead a relevant and thriving organization. Each summit will offer energetic and inspiring trainers that will provide training and skills building exercises designed to help each participant become a better leader and improve the operation of their business or organization.

Optimists are encouraged to attend and invite non-Optimists from the business community to participate in this exceptional program. There are nine summits planned for the second and third quarters of this Optimist year in major cities, geographically located to accommodate a majority of Optimist members.

  • Gung Ho
  • Raving Customers
  • Optimism as a Philosophy of Leadership
  • The Servant Leader
  • Leading and Implementing Change & Innovation
  • The Five Levels of Leadership
  • The Five Stages of Team
  • Conflict Resolution
  • The Five Levels of Business Attire
  • Communication Styles
  • Dates and Locations:

    February 21, 2015
    Anaheim, CA

    February 28, 2015
    San Antonio, TX

    March 7, 2015
    Tampa, FL

    March 21, 2015
    Nashville, TN

    March 28, 2015
    Virginia Beach, VA

    April 18, 2015
    Trois-Rivières, QC

    April 25, 2015
    Kansas City, MO

    May 16, 2015
    Minneapolis, MN

    May 30, 2015
    Detroit, MI

    Register by completing the appropriate registration form below or online by clicking a link above. The registration fee for Optimists is only $25 (includes lunch). Registration for non-Optimists is $50. Don’t miss out on this exciting and valuable leadership opportunity!

    Registration form (to pay in US funds)

    Registration form (to pay in Canadian funds)

    For more information or answers to any questions you may have please contact us at leadership@optimist.org or call 800.500.8130