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Leadership Exchange

The Leadership Exchange program is a remarkable initiative to foster and strengthen relationships with senior-level leaders from Clarksville and the surrounding region. An integral aspect of the program revolves around strengthening ties within the region and the local community, a testament to the university's commitment to its diverse student population and the collective progress of the area.

Fostering Community Connections at Austin Peay

The Leadership Exchange program at Austin Peay State University is more than a connection point for regional senior leaders; it’s a catalyst for change and growth. Launching this fall semester as part of the 2022-2027 Experience Austin Peay Strategic Plan, this initiative underscores APSU’s unwavering commitment to community collaboration and leadership development. By fostering meaningful connections within the region and the local community, the program plays a pivotal role in elevating the university's reputation as a hub for innovation and learning, while also contributing significantly to the area's overall development. Discover how our efforts shape new leaders, enrich lives and create a more closely-knit and interconnected community.

Grounded in Three Primary Objectives: 

Forge lifelong relationships between the university and regional leaders, including military personnel and influencers from various sectors. 

Encourage meaningful dialogue and collaborations that foster leadership growth and contribute to regional development. 

To provide participants with an exclusive look into APSU’s exceptional programs and facilities, demonstrating the university’s role in guiding and nurturing the leaders of tomorrow. 


The Leadership Exchange program is a thoughtfully curated experience. Possible activities include:

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Expert-led sessions focusing on leadership principles, community engagement and innovative thinking. 

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Interactive roundtable discussions aimed at promoting collaboration, fostering dialogue and understanding community needs. 



Hands-on workshops designed to engage participants in real-world problem-solving and strategic planning exercises. 

Future Events

The Leadership Exchange program at Austin Peay State University is just beginning its exciting journey of connecting and empowering leaders in our region. With the inaugural event this fall, additional programs are planned for Nov. 14, 2023, and Spring 2024. Stay engaged with this exclusive initiative as APSU continues to pave the way for collaboration, dialogue, and leadership development within our community.