John Maxwell to Hold Leadership Forum at CIU

Dr. John Maxwell, one of the most influential leadership experts in the world, is coming to Columbia International University for a Leadership Forum on April 25.

Maxwell is a #1 New York Times bestselling author, coach, and speaker who has sold more than 26 million books in 50 languages. Each year Maxwell speaks to Fortune 500 companies, presidents of nations, and many of the world’s top business executives. More than six million leaders from every country of the world have received training through The John Maxwell Company, The John Maxwell Team, EQUIP, and the John Maxwell Leadership Foundation.

In 2014, Maxwell was identified as the #1 leader in business by the American Management Association® and the most influential leadership expert in the world by Business Insider and Inc. magazine.

Maxwell says his passion in life is “growing and equipping others to do remarkable things and lead significant and fulfilled lives.”

“There's no greater mission for me,” Maxwell adds. “There's no higher goal than to help others realize their significance and potential.”

The Leadership Forum includes an exclusive VIP Luncheon with John Maxwell for event sponsors. The Luncheon features a panel discussion with Tobin Cassels, the president of Southeastern Freight Lines; Jim Morgan, the former CEO of Krispy Crème; and bestselling author Hans Finzel, the CEO of HDLeaders.

Two afternoon training sessions are open to the public.
CIU President Dr. Mark Smith says Maxwell has been his personal mentor for several years and has changed the way he leads. He says Leadership Forum attendees will be introduced to:
• World class teaching on leadership
• Principles for effective leadership
• Access to Maxwell’s latest leadership book
• How to lead with influence
• Given a framework for leadership.

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CIU is experiencing exciting growth in enrollment and has announced $25 million in expansion plans for the campus. CIU is accredited by SACS-COC. More information on programs and enrollment call (800) 777-2227, ext. 5024 or visit

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