2022 Circle Leadership Program

CIRCLE

Creating International Relationships through Cultural Leadership Education

 

The CIRCLE program is designed to educate and empower emerging leaders between the ages of 20-40 in the Columbus Region through strategic global partnerships and international experiences.

The program consists of four weekend trainings and a week-long delegation to one of our Sister Cities. The weekend trainings will revolve around the themes of leadership development and team-building, international interdependence, international travel and how to share the Greater Columbus region with the world. Some examples of training sessions are in the diagram below.

As part of the international delegation, participants will research and develop a Global Policy Project in groups. The project theme theme will be selected by the participant groups and must showcase an innovative approach to a business or community issue that both Columbus and the international host city are facing.

Note: Prior international experience is not required for this program

Program Dates

Weekend One: June 24 – 25

Weekend Two: July 15 – 16

Weekend Three: August 12 – 13

Weekend Four: September 16 – 17

International Delegation: November 5 – 12

All weekend trainings and the delegation are mandatory for this program.

Qualifications

Applicants must be:

  • Between the ages of 20 – 40
  • Currently working in the Greater Columbus region
  • Must be able to participate in all mandatory sessions
  • Eager to learn about International Business and Relations
  • Able to travel outside of the United States of America

 

Program Costs

The cost of this program is $8,000 per person.

This fee includes accommodation and per diem costs associated with the weekend trainings and all costs associated with the international delegation.

A payment plan is available for this program.

If you have any additional questions regarding the program, please contact Sameen Dadfar at sdadfar@columbussistercities.org. 

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