The program highlights historic and contemporary perspectives on relevant regional themes and features presentations by leading experts and key community leaders. Sessions employ a mix of interactive presentations, facilitated dialogue, behind-the-scenes visits and more. Session topics include Education & Workforce Development, the impact of the military in Middle Tennessee & Ft. Campbell, Leadership, Agrbusiness and Planning for Growth, Public Health, Workforce Development, Transportation, Environmental Sustainability & Quality of Life, Historic Preservation and Revitalization, Tourism & Sports, and Government, Public Policy & Culture.

Sessions take place the third Wednesday and Thursday of each month, unless stated otherwise.

Programs/Sessions for the Class of 2024-2025


Opening Class Retreat August 22-23, 2024

10 am (Aug 22)–11 am (Aug 23)  – Overnight stay
Location: Montgomery Bell State Park, TN

Session 1 September 18-19, 2024 The Impact of the Military in Middle Tennessee & Fort Campbell
Montgomery County
Session 2 October 16-17, 2024 Agribusiness & Planning for Growth
Robertson County
Session 3 November 20-21, 2024

Public Health

Dickson County

Session 4 December 4-5, 2024 Education & Workforce Development
Williamson County
Session 5 January 15-16, 2025 Workforce Development
Rutherford County
Session 6 February 19-20, 2025 Metro/State Government & Culture
Davidson County
Session 7 March 19-20, 2025 Transportation
Wilson County
Session 8 April 2-3, 2025 Historic Preservation &Revitalization
Maury County
Session 9 May 7-8, 2025 Tourism & Sports
Sumner County
Session 10 June 4-5, 2025 Environmental Sustainability & Quality of Life
Cheatham County
Year In Review
& Commencement
June 17, 2025 Davidson County-pending venue


Please note that you are expected to participate in planning your county session for the next years class.

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