June 1, 2019Speaking Leadership In SpokaneUSA/Canada Lions Leadership Forum Heads WestIt’s a city that seems to have anything you could possibly want: mountains, rivers, lakes, a thriving arts scene, and state-of-the-art shopping. If you’re attending this year’s USA/Canada Lions Leadership Forum September 19-21 in Spokane, Washington, you have a wealth of learning and recreational opportunities ahead of you. The most difficult part will be choosing which to attend. Maybe you can do it all.First and foremost, the forum will be centrally located in the Convention Center District. So, in between stimulating forum panels and workshops, you can take a break and stroll along the very walkable downtown to check out the boutiques, restaurants, and award-winning wineries and breweries that have helped land Spokane on lists such as USA Today’s 10 Best Craft Distilleries.But despite the array of distraction at your doorstep in Spokane, this year’s forum promises to keep you busy and engaged for two and a half days. With more than 70 seminars and workshops to choose from, including “Millennial Mindset: 5 Strategies to Captivate the Younger Generations” and “Leading Without Authority: How to Motivate and guide volunteers who don’t have to say ‘yes’,” you will be sure to find something to inspire you.Speakers like Joshua Allison, founder and chief Ideator for ThinkCafe, a consulting company committed to solutions for the new workplace, Katherine Greenland, Founder and Principal at Greenland Consulting LLC, Rachelle Strawther, Director of Leadership Training and Development for Gonzaga University’s School of Leadership Studies, and Michelle Ray, back by popular demand after her rousing keynote address in Columbus in 2018, this year’s forum aims to help you grow as a leader so that you may mentor others to become leaders as well.Come Early, Stay LateExtend the trip with tours before and after the forum. Explore Glacier National Park, historic sites, beautiful parks, scenic lakes, unique attractions, and family-owned wineries and craft breweries on professional tours.Take a look at the opportunities at lionsforum.org.